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Cross River Deputy Governor not competent to address labour issues – TUC



The Commerce Union Congress (TUC) has mentioned that the deputy governor of Cross River State, Prof Ivara Esu doesn’t have the competence to debate with them over the continued employees strike within the state.

Because the strike enters day three, Chairman of he TUC, Comrade Monday Ogbodum mentioned they’re able to dialogue with the state authorities however not with the state deputy governor.

“Prof Ivara Esu, the deputy governor doesn’t often have the mandate of the governor to deal with delicate state issues in his absence, and so will probably be ineffective to debate with him.

“We need to dialogue instantly with the state governor, Prof Ben Ayade who has been away in France for practically two weeks now. We’re prepared to attend till he returns from the journey together with his 18 council chairmen and commissioners.”

However the authorities had mentioned Ayade has since returned to the nation.

In response to the union, “A lot of the issues the deputy Governor does by no means will get the endorsement or mandate of the governor, so what’s the essence of assembly with him? We are going to wait and meet with solely the governor.”


He expressed unhappiness that their former colleagues, the retirees have been dying each day like flies as if what they’re demanding for is a privilege.

He harassed that the gratuity, which is without doubt one of the calls for they’ve positioned earlier than authorities, is their proper, having earned it. He added that the retirees deserve it.

He questioned why the governor didn’t pay the retirees with the Paris bailout funds from the federal authorities, which got here in three tranches.

“Our retirees are dying, but the governor is busy globetrotting regardless of lean sources,” he mentioned.

In the meantime, the deputy governor had expressed displeasure that the organised labour stored him ready for them immediately with out bothering to tell him that they weren’t coming for the slated dialogue.

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