The Organised labour on Wednesday endorsed the second term bid of Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger State.
The decision was conveyed to the governor in Minna by the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Nigeria Pension Union (NPC).
A statement by the governor’s spokesman, Malam Jibrin Ndache, disclosed that the NLC state chairman, Mr Idris Ndako and his TUC counterpart, Mr Yunusa Tanimu commended Sani-Bello for the cordial relationship being entrenched by the administration.
Speaking on behalf of the labour, the NLC boss said Sani was endorsed owing to his tradition of payment of workers salary promptly, NAN reports.
“It is on record that some states are indebted to their workers for several months, some are owning 7 months while some have yet to pay in the last 10 months, but we are not owed a day, while our salary is promptly paid as and when due.
“We are here today to thank you, Mr Governor for a job well done to our constituency. I mean to workers in the state. We want to appreciate the prompt payment of salary by the government and to affirm that the entire workforce are behind you in your bid for second term,” Ndako said.
The labour leaders also commended the governor for the recent approval of 25 per cent salary increase and the restoration of payment of leave grant to civil servants in the state.