Gombe State Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Haruna Kamara, on behalf of Gombe workers, commended Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo for prompt payment of salaries
and pension in the state.
Mr Kamara gave the commendation in Gombe on Tuesday during the 2018
International Workers Day celebration.
The theme for the celebration is: “Labour Movement in National
Development, Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win”.
He said that Gombe state workers were happy and fortunate to have a
governor that has the interest of workers at heart.
“ Let me use this medium to specially welcome, commend and appreciate
Your Excellency for the doggedness, high level of responsibility and
concern to the civil servants and pensioners in Gombe state.
“There are states which are up to date in the payment of salaries and
pension in which Gombe state is among; this is commendable.
“The Governor must also be commended for the giant strides in the
provision of basic infrastructure in areas of road, schools, health,
water and huge investment in the security,’’ the Chairman said.
On his part, the Chairman of the occasion, Mr Ibrahim Abdullahi,
commended the workers and the Gombe state government for peacefully
driving development in the state.
Abdullahi appealed for more collaboration between the state government
and the workers.
In his response, Gov Ibrahim Dankwambo commended members of the
Nigeria Labour Congress and indeed the entire people of the state for
supporting his administration in its efforts at transforming the
Dankwambo assured the state NLC of his unwavering commitment to their
struggle as a body.
“I have listened with keen interest to the speech of the State
Chairman of the NLC. All these are matters that government views with
“ We shall therefore continue to work in partnership with the
leadership of the NLC in the resolution and implementation of these
important issues in the best interest of the state,’’ the Governor
The first ever labour day holiday was celebrated on September 5, 1882
in New York City in accordance with the plans of the Central Labour