Embrace Dialogue Always –Ukah Advises Unionists

Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, has advised Unionists to always choose the path of dialogue instead of confrontation while making their demands.

The Commissioner stated this while playing host to the Executive of Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Information Chapel in his Office.

Mr. Ukah observed that for Unions to achieve desired goals, it is necessary to employ the powerful tool of dialogue which can only be possible in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility, noting that the present government under the leadership of Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa will not toy with the welfare of workers in the State Civil Service.

In the same vein, he said that the Ministry of Information will always ensure that the welfare of staff is paramount.

The Commissioner, while urging the Union members to always put in their best, observed that that was the only way the workers would reciprocate the good gesture of the Governor concerning their welfare.

He reiterated that apart from the weigh-in allowance which the governor graciously approved for journalists, the governor recently approved some incentives to ensure that Information field Officers do their work with minimal discomfort.

While commending the way the Union members have been conducting themselves in recent times, he promised to look into their demands with a view to proffering solution to their needs where possible.

Earlier in his speech, the Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Information Chapel, Comrade Barry Toju informed the Commissioner that they came to see him with a view to building a more cordial relationship with the Commissioner and the Ministry and to also request the Ministry to look into the working conditions of the staff with a view to improve on it since the welfare of information Officers is key to service delivery.

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