The Delta State Government has urged the informal sector to sensitize and mobilize their members to participate in the ongoing voters’ registration exercise and obtain their Permanent Voters Card [PVC] to enable them to vote.
The Senior Political Adviser to the Governor, Chief Festus Ochonogor who gave this charge in Asaba during a consultative/Sensitisation meeting with the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Delta State branch, said government would continue to parley and collaborate with various segments of the informal sector for the sustenance of peace and economic growth.
According to him, “the state government has continued to parley with the informal sector on various issues affecting them; “you are a critical component of the informal sector, I want to appeal to you to inform your members to ensure that they register for their PVCs and help to enlighten members of their families, passengers and those that work in the motor parks to go register for their PVCs and ensure that they come out to vote”
Chief Ochonogor commended the NURTW for its support to the state government and charged them to key into the various programmes of the state government especially the contributory Health scheme as it is beneficial to their well being
He explained that government had extended the contributory health scheme to the informal sector to enable them to benefit from the scheme, pointing out that with a monthly token, members of the union could avail themselves of quality health care.
While appreciating the peaceful disposition of the NURTW towards the management of issues affecting the union, The Senior POLAD urged them to sustain the existing peace with a view to creating an enabling environment for investors and fast-track development.
He assured the members of the union of government’s support and cooperation in moving the union forward.
The State Chairman of the NURTW, Chief Ifeanyi Obi said the union was impressed with the quality and even distribution of projects across the state and promised the unflinching support of members to the present administration.
He assured that members of the union would not only obtain their Permanent Voters Card in preparation for the next election but also sensitize their families and passengers to do same while appealing to the government to provide the union with a land for the construction of its State Secretariat Complex.