Oshiomhole bags labour award


Governor of Edo State

THE Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service, Technical and Recreation Service Employees (AUPCTRE) has bestowed the award of Commander-in-Chief of the Nigeria Labour Congress and Grand Patron of the Union on Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State.

President of the union, Solomon Adelaja said AUPCTRE bestowed the award on the Edo State Governor because he is a worthy ambassador of the labour union.

Speaking during the award ceremony, Adelaja said: “we concluded the need for us to appreciate you because, talking about labour movement in Nigeria, you are not only a worthy ambassador but a leader of labour in Nigeria today.

“When we look around, we have so many politicians, the moment they are elected and sworn in, they forget all their constituents but you were with us in Abuja when the NLC election came up, when it was aborted and it was later reconvened at Eagles Square you were also with us.”

Adelaja added: “When we had crisis after the elections, you were not discouraged, you were busy moving from one place to another to ensure we have a united Nigeria Labour Congress. For not forgetting your constituency and the role you have been playing, we want to appreciate you for this.

“Like you know, this union has produced labour leaders not only in Nigeria but across the globe and we have a shortlist of about four to five past leaders for special awards for being visionary. When we considered the role you played, we give you kudos. If not for you, there wouldn’t have been any union as AUPCTRE. In addition to this, we are aware of your resolve to give priority to the payment of salaries of workers in the state even before the last working day of every month.

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