BY VINCENT UJUMADU,Awka
THE new chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in Anambra State , Mr. Patrick Obianyo has said in Awka that the issue of the new minimum wage recently approved for Nigerian workers is binding on the state governments, arguing that he did not envisage any problem in its implementation in Anambra State .
Addressing reporters after his election, Obianyo said the state government has set up a committee on the issue, adding that NLC would partner with government to work out how it would be paid without generating any crisis.
“I want to assure workers in the state that it is only their wishes that we will carry out. First of all we will engage government in a dialogue as we believe that it is the best way to achieve good result. As leaders of the union, our main objective is to pursue the welfare and wellbeing of workers and we will not disappoint,” he said.
Other officers elected with Obianyo include Messrs I.G. Okafor and Chike Odili who are vice chairmen, Salome Okeke and Fredrick Ennag as auditors, Ifeanyi Offodile as the treasurer, as well as Emeka Kalu and Osita Ugwu as ex – officio members.
All the affiliated unions under the umbrella of NLC attended the delegates’ conference.