Abuja: Minister charges Union to prioritize members’ welfare

Hudu Yakubu, Abuja

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The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Mohammed Bello has charged the leadership of the Trade Union Congress to always prioritise members’ welfare

The Minister stated this when he received the new Chairman and Executive Committee members of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), FCT Council, on a courtesy visit to his office in Abuja.

Bello who spoke on the challenges of vandalisation of public infrastructure urged the union to join in the fight against the vandals by reporting the activities of the criminals to the relevant authorities and encourage other members of the public to do the same.

He explained that the FCTA had expended huge financial resources to improve the security of the city through the provision of streetlights and other city infrastructure but the activities of vandals have continued to mitigate its efforts, hence the need for all residents to be involved in securing public facilities.

Malam Bello who pledged the FCT Administration’s support for the trade union said the relationship between the Administration and the union will remain cordial.

While commending the TUC for its successful transition following its election, Malam Bello reiterated the invaluable services that members of the TUC provide to Nigerians.

He also said that it was through collaborative efforts and partnerships with the trade unions and other organisations that the FCTA is able to achieve its mandate of providing excellent services to residents.

“If for any reason public servants fail in their delivery of public service across board, the nation suffers. That is why it is very important for any government to appreciate the leaders of the public service sector. Which is what we have been doing here in the FCT and I assure you that with this new team we will continue with that.

Because it is only through these collaborative engagements that we are able to achieve our respective mandate. And what are our mandates but to provide good governance and good services to the Nigerian people. That is it. And I think our objectives are the same”.

The leader of the delegation and past chairman of the TUC, FCT Council, Comrade Amodu, Olayinka Isiaka, while introducing the new chairman and the other executive members commended the Minister for the great strides he had made in infrastructural development of the FCT, describing him as a silent achiever.

The new Chairman, Comrade Audu Paul Akogwu, also commended the Minister for supporting TUC in its activities to improve the welfare of workers.

He said the visit was to identify with the efforts of the Minister in the development of the nation’s capital as well as seek areas of possible collaboration with the FCTA.





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