DR UCHECHUKWU SAMPSON OGAH HAS THE BEST INTEREST OF ABIA STATE WORKERS AT HEART
Many today are worried about the plight of Abia State workers. It has become a recurring question across the state, because of the situation Abia state civil servants currently found themselves. Amongst many aspects of the Abia society that Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah has received enquiries from the public is on how he intends to treat Abia workers.
Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah welcomes these enquiries with gladness because they reflect the level of consciousness in Abia State about the very challenges that he is coming to tackle when elected governor.
Particularly on what Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah intends to do about the plight of Abia State workers, I am glad to inform you that he is determined not only to pay salaries and pensions as at when due; when he becomes the governor in 2019, he has plans to improve their skills set and to create the right working environment for them.
Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah currently employs over eighteen thousand (18,000) workers directly and indirectly in his private capacity. As someone who has been in business for over 10 years and has grown his workforce to this humongous number, he has the understanding that the welfare of workers is key to achieving a collective vision.
Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah believes that the capacity to create value through productive labour is a key defining characteristics of human beings. That “states and nations that have developed themselves did so through the application of human, mental and manual labour to extract a higher standard of living from nature”
Hence, he sees the welfare of workers as paramount.
The future of Abia State lies in the hand of the public service. The people who occupy it are our greatest resources. Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah is determined to ensure that they are well catered for, so that they can think for us, act for us and help our state make appreciable progress. He is of the firm believe that “the investment we will make in Abia State workers will constitute the strongest building block for securing a brighter future for ourselves and our children”. That “after all government is an artificial entity, it’s efficacy depends on human beings who are valuable and must be treated with the greatest respect and care”
Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah believes that “the challenge has been with the lack of understanding that workers of are crucial to helping the public make profit from their investment in government in terms of allocations and Internally Generated Revenues”
Contrary to the view that profit is the motivation of private business only, Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah believes “that the public service must be run on higher expectations of profit; expectations of profit that is higher than those set in the private sector” For him, “the difference only lie in two two areas; first is that the profit of the public sector unlike that of the private sector is measured not only in cash but in the quality of improvement in the standard of living of the citizens who are the owners of the public corporation being run by civil servants and political office holders; and second, in the fact that whereas the profit of the private sector are shared amongst the private owners as dividends, the profit of public corporations (that is government) and institutions should be continually reinvested into society to expand the possibility of common good and to prepare the future for the next generation”
Having this at the back of his mind, Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah is determined to ensure that Abia State workers are not only paid quality wages but are treated with the highest regards, knowing the critical role they play in building a quality society.
Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah has the best interest of Abia State workers at heart.
Great Imo Jonathan
THE SPECIAL ADVISER TO DR. UCHECHUKWU SAMPSON OGAH ON MEDIA
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