The Organised Labour has described Governor Adams oshiomhole of Edo State as a pace setter who should be emulated by other Governors in the country on the welfare of workers.
A joint statement dated 20th June, signed by the Chairmen of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Comrades Emmanuel Ademokun and Marshal Ohue respectively, the organised labour noted: “on behalf of the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress Edo State Councils, we write to most respectfully express our appreciation to the Comrade Governor, Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomohle for the increase in the minimum wage of the Edo State Civil Servants from N18,000.00 to N25,000.00 effective from May 1st, 2016.
“Comrade Governor Sir, your pronouncement on May Day has come to stay. This has further established your love and compassion for the working people; we are extremely honoured by this uncommon gift.
“You have again set the pace for others to follow as no State Governor has ever given workers salary increase without agitation, it is even more historical as this increase came at a time when many State Governors could not pay their workers’ salaries.
“Comrade Sir, you are a rare gem; by this singular act, you have written your name in God letters and in the hearts of men. As you have given men a reason to celebrate, God will continue to expand your coast and bless you beyond your imaginations.
“We remain eternally grateful for this gift.”
It would be recalled that Governor Adams Oshiomhole had on May 1, during the celebration of Workers’ Day promised to increase the Minimum Wage in the State, across board, from 18,000 to N25,000 which was effected in the June 2016 salaries of workers in the state.