By Gabriel Enogholase
BENIN – Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, yesterday, in Benin, told visiting leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, led by its president, Mr. Abdulwahab Omar, that the state would soon recruit over 3,000 workers to beef up its workforce.
National Administrative Council of NLC was in Edo State for a one-day meeting.
The governor, who explained that those to be employed would be engaged in the state’s public works sector, added that his administration was focusing on provision of potable water for the people.
He said as a result of improved infrastructure in public schools, schools were now being over-subscribed as parents now withdraw their children from private schools.
Describing NLC as “easily the most patriotic leadership institution in the country,” he said governing the NLC was more challenging than being a governor of a state due to challenges the leadership of the congress had to face from time to time.
He added that the values he learnt from the congress had helped him in administrating Edo State.
Oshiomhole informed the NLC officials that the state was the first state in the country to implement the new minimum wage across board, adding that labour and government in the state had a duty to demonstrate to the rest of the country that they can work together.