Kogi NLC chairman, optimistic of speedy resolution of N30, 000 minimum wage



The Kogi state chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), Comrade Onu Edoka has assured that the issue of N30,000 minimum wage would be amicably and speedily resolved between the state government and Labour.

Edoka who spoke on the sideline of the 7th Quadrennial state delegates conference of Medical and Health workers Union, held in Lokoja, both labour and government are hoping for a win win situation where every party would be happy.

“The committee is working very hard to meet the one month deadline giving to them. I don’t want to preempt the outcome of the committee report. But I can assure all that the workers would smile at the end of the day. I can see a win win situation., Edoka maintained

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While commending the state government’s step to prioritize workers welfare, Edoka called on the workers to show greater commitment to their duties, saying that to whom much is given, much is equally expected.

He assured the workers that the union leadership would continue to engage government on the need to show more commitment to the welfare of workers, saying that the steps taken by the government in the last few months is enough pointer to the renewed commitment to the welfare of the state workers.

Edokah who handed over the leadership of MHWUN to the newly elected Exco of the union , said his ten years on the saddle of the union as Chairman has witness a lot of transformation , stressing that he is leaving the union better than he met it.

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He therefore urged the new Exco to take the welfare of the union members as paramount , saying any union executive that failed in providing adequate welfare of it members would end up throwing the union into unbearable situation.

“I am leaving the union with a lot of legacies. The workers which I led in health worker’s union enjoy the benefit of various structures of their salaries . I was the Chairman of the union through out the transformation of various salary structures and I ensure that the government pay workers salaries” he noted.

At the end of the congress that lasted three hours Comrade Amari Gabriel emerged as Chairman through consensus while Alilu Adejoh was elected as Vice Chairman, Kashim Abonika asTreasurer, Salaudeen Yakubu, State Trustee, Badams Kadiri, Auditor and Ajisafe Oluwatoyin as the Public Relation Officer.

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Comrade Gabriel in his acceptance speech promised that his administration will not relent in moving the union to a greater height.

While commending the immediate past leadership of the union for laying a developmental legacy for the incoming executive, the newly elected chairman solicited the cooperation and support of members of the union to achieve success.

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