The Bayelsa State government has joined other Nigerians in congratulating the nation’s workforce on the 2016 May Day, expressing optimism that all will be well.
A statement issued on Saturday, April 30, 2016 in Yenagoa by the commissioner for information and orientation, Mr. Jonathan Obuebite, said workers remained the most critical component of Bayelsa State, “as they act as vehicle to propagate policies of the government and give governance more meaning.”
According to him, the 2016 May Day, is sadly coming at a time when the economic woes of the country and Bayelsa State were getting worse, due to dwindling resources.
Obuebite said, “This current challenge has made it extremely difficult to meet up with the welfare of workers, especially in the area of payment of salaries and also carry out the completion work on ongoing projects.
“However, it is worthy of note that, despite the prevailing circumstance, civil servants have continued to show understanding with the government by enduring the hard times of which the government is aware and truly appreciates. This rare act of cooperation is very remarkable and we assure all workers that it will surely end with praise.
“Like it is often said tough times don’t last, tough people do. We are very optimistic that, the situation will in the near future improve and when that happens we will activate all those packages, which His Excellency Governor Henry Seriake Dickson promised workers during his campaigns for a second term.
“Our fervent prayer is that workers in Bayelsa will continue to be dedicated and put in their best in their day to day work, while on our part we will work with security agents to ensure lives and property are safe. Once again congratulations on your Day.”