By Victor Ahiuma-Young
NATIONAL Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, NUTGTWN, has commended the decision by Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State to pay the N18,000 minimum wage as contained in the National Minimum Wage Act 2010.
General Secretary of NUTGTWN, Mr. Issa Aremu, in a statement, commended what the union considered Oshiomhole’s non-partisan approach, objectivity and statesmanship.
Aremu, who is also a Vice President of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, said: “The statesmanship and steadfastness of the Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole on topical national issues such as minimum wage is salutary and commendable. We recommend the same non-partisan approach, objectivity and statesmanship to other elected public officers.
“His position, shared by most stakeholders that the so-called ‘petroleum subsidy’ is an exclusive Federal issue, is a mark of statesmanship.
“We also commend the governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola and other progressive governors, who had reportedly agreed to abide by the law and pay the N18,000.00 minimum wage.”