BY VINCENT UJUMADU
AWKA – GOVERNOR Peter Obi, yesterday, commended workers in the state for calling off their industrial action, pledging not to renege on his promise to implement the new minimum wage.
The workers who embarked on a week-long warning strike, and those in the health care services who had been on strike for the past six months, resumed work yesterday following the intervention of the state elders’ forum and traditional rulers’ council.
In a broadcast, after the weekly state executive council meeting, Obi assured that his administration would continue to make workers’ welfare a priority, recalling that he had done more for the workers than any administration since the creation of the state in 1991.
He said: “Let me thank the workers and the labour unions for listening to the voice of reason at last. Let me also thank the Anambra State Elders’ Advisory Council, the traditional rulers’ council and Anambra State Association of Town Unions, as well as other organisations and individuals who contributed to the resolution of the labour crisis.From the outset of these strikes, I had maintained that we had no compelling reason to take such an action either in the past, today or in the future.”