Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has disclosed that the state government has in recent times been augmenting the allocations of local government councils in the state to enable them pay salaries of staff.
This, according to Emmanuel was due to the precarious financial state of most of the councils in recent times that has made it impossible for them to meet their financial obligation to their workers.
The Governor who made the call yesterday during the February edition of Government House Prayer Meeting held at the Latter House Chapel, Governor’s Lodge in Uyo however, called for understanding from Labour Union leaders at the Local Government Councils.
He explained that the union leaders misconstrued government sincere efforts toward their welfare by threatening industrial action and challenged them to compare notes with their counterparts in other states saying that they would have reason to appreciate the steps taken so far by his administration to ensure that their welfare is given priority attention.
Emmanuel maintained that his administration remained on course to achieving sustainable development as enunciated in the divine mandate and called for prayers from the people for the fulfilment of God’s purpose in the state.
He acknowleded the prayers from the clergies and all the churches within and outside for the divine intervention throughout his trying moments at the courts and thanked God for the victory as well as the people of the State for their labour of love and solidarity.

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