The Joint State Public Service Negotiating Council (JSPSNC) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has elected new leaders to pilot its affairs for the next four years.
The National Returning Officer, Yusuf Kiyawa, said that the delegates’ election was in line with the council’s electoral regulations, and all the elected executives were validly nominated for the various positions.
Kiyawa, who also graced the delegates’ conference in Abuja on Wednesday, urged the newly elected leaders to come up with new salary structures that would change the lives of Nigerian workers.
He noted that JSPSNC was a recognized body by law and saddled with the responsibility of negotiating the salary structures, welfare of workers, and an engine room through which the government could succeed in its quest to build a developed nation.
Kiyawa called on the newly elected officers to always take the welfare of its members seriously and be prudent in the discharge of their responsibilities.
In her acceptance speech, the newly elected chairman of the council, Deborah Yusufu, thanked members for giving them the opportunity to serve for the next four years and promised not to betray the confidence reposed in them.
She told members that one of the major tasks before the newly elected executives was to ensure the actualization of a better salary structure and good working conditions for workers in the country.
Shanabo Abubakar, the newly elected secretary, commended members of the negotiating council for their peaceful disposition during the elections and urged other elected executives to always work for the interest of their members.
All the delegates were returned unopposed at the state delegates’ conference.
The newly elected executives are Deborah Yusufu as Chairman, Timothy Odebunmi (Vice-Chairman), Shanabo Abubakar (Secretary), Obineche Anthony (Assistant Secretary), and Agha Ukpai-Agha (Treasurer).