By Anayo Okoli
A- non-Governmental organization, Global Centre for Peace and Justice, has commended Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State for approving N20,100 minimum wage for workers in the state.
It said the gesture shows that Orji has the welfare of the workers as a priority.
It said: “We are thrilled by his dexterity and magnanimity in resolving to pay Abia workers a minimum wage of N20,100 thereby coming tops as the most worker-friendly governor in the country.
“It may be recalled that Governor T. A. Orji remains the only Governor in Nigeria who promoted all workers in Abia State to the next salary grade level.
“It is also apposite to appreciate and commend his decision to set aside the sum of N 2 billion to further espouse his administration’s Roads Rehabilitation Programme in the state all for the betterment of the good people of the State and others traversing the State”, the group said in a statement signed by its president, Chief Anthony Agbazuere.
It also commended the governor for the on-going constructing Public Service Secretariat and the International Conference Centre even as it called on the workers to reciprocate the gesture by being more dedicated in their duties.