A frontline philanthropist and governorship hopeful in Bayelsa State, Architect Reuben Okoya has commended civil servants for their immense contribution to the growth and development of the state. Speaking in Yenagoa, the Architect described them as the bedrock of the society.

Okoya also commended the retirees who have rendered selfless service to the state, assuring them that the Dickson-led administration will clear all outstanding arrears, gratuities and retirement benefits being owed to them. He urged the civil servants and residents to support the administration of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson in order for him to implement the promises made to the masses during his campaign. He added that the administration has achieved a lot since its inception. His words: “Bayelsa workers as of today are one of the best in the country. We are proud of them.

They are listening people. They are cooperative. “Without Bayelsa workers, Bayelsa will be nowhere. I am a Bayelsa worker myself. Even politicians are Bayelsa workers. “We want to thank them for their incredible contributions to Bayelsa development. We want to keep them happy. “The governor has said that the N30, 000 minimum wage will be looked into very seriously and implemented and the Governor is somebody that means what he says and he will do it. Let us believe him. Let us trust him.”

Earlier the state council of Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress had heartily appreciated the governor for keeping to his promise by the approving the release of funds and award of contracts for the building of the labour house in the state.