Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has accused the immediate past chairman of the NLC and LP Governorship candidate in next Saturday’s election in the state, Beatrice Itubo of destroying the cordial relationship between workers and the state government.
Wike, who said this during a meeting with the newly elected Executives of the union in the state on Thursday, also blamed Itubo for the delay in workers promotion.
He accused Itubo of peddling lies against his administration that pensioners were owed 15 months of entitlements, adding that his administration has been paying pension and gratuities every month.
“We have been paying pension and gratuities every month. Not less than three point something billion naira is set aside for that purpose, including payment of benefits,” he said.
“How will a government, it has never happened in this state, that built a secretariat for NLC and TUC at the same time be anti-labour?”
“Infact, the former Accountant General of the State told me, yesterday, that those of 2016 and 2017 have been cleared, but you hear her (Beatrice Itubo) go to say that that we have not paid for 15 months. That is unfair,” he added.
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