Bayelsa: Gov Douye Diri celebrates Labour Day with state workers

The government of Bayelsa celebrated the 2023 edition of Labour Day on Monday, March 1, 2023. The government hosted the event at the Peace Park, Yenagoa.

The government of Bayelsa celebrated the 2023 edition of Labour Day on Monday, March 1, 2023. The government hosted the event at the Peace Park, Yenagoa. On Labour Day, the governor of Bayelsa, Douye Diri, extended his gratitude to workers for contributing to Bayelsa’s development.

At the same time, he urged the government authorities to implement the 2021/2022 promotions, 2015/2017 promotion arrears, and other entitlements.


Governor Diri stated that they can not over-emphasize workers’ contributions to our families, communities and economy every day. He added that we can never underrate their contributions. Governor Diri said he is happy to be with Bayelsa’s workers and working-class population on Labour Day. The government of Bayelsa celebrated the hardworking and dedicated staff.

Governor Douye Diri added that when we reflect on what it means to be a worker, this government knows that we owe you a collective debt of gratitude. He acknowledged that the workers remain the backbone of the prosperity government. He reasoned that you have worked tirelessly to provide for your loved ones and to build a better future.

I listened to your requests with rapt attention, and I now direct as follows;

The government should implement 2021/2022 promotions with immediate effect. The deputy governor is to liaise with all councils and take necessary steps for rapid implementation.

Following our approach on the 2015/2017 promotion arrears, payment for tertiary institutions is already ongoing. Further, Governor Diri directed the Head of Service and commissioner for Finance to work out immediate modalities for enhanced payment of the 2015/2017 arrears.

Governor Diri said You are all aware of our commitment to our pensioners in Bayelsa State. I will set up a special committee to be under the leadership of the secretary to the government to resolve the issue of thirty thousand naira minimum wage as a matter of urgency.


Further, All medical and health workers entitled to call duty and hazard allowances as per our directives may have started receiving them. Accordingly, he directed the Head of the service to go into this immediately and ascertain why that directive has yet to be carried out and implemented.

We may have yet to address all of the demands, which may not get addressed in one day. Still, we will continue to manage your requests as we engage with your various unions and ensure that we have a peaceful and industrial harmony which we have enjoyed since this government came on board.”

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