Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has assured workers in the state, that the construction of the Labour House Complex would be completed in record time.
Obaseki gave the assurance at the foundation laying ceremony for the proposed State Labour House Complex, in Ikpoba Hill, Benin City, Edo State, noting, â€œthe state government will work closely with workers to ensure that we do not record strikes in the state.â€
He said the state will work to ensure that the edifice is completed by meeting its obligations, stressing, â€œThis beautiful edifice would be completed in record time. If there is delay in completing the building, the contractor should be held accountable.â€
He commended the foresight of his predecessor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole for the steps taken to ensure the State Chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) gets a befitting complex, adding, “I am here today to execute what Comrade Oshiomhole started.”
Obaseki noted that Comrade Oshiomhole allocated the land for the project, completed the building design and came up with a plan to source fund for the project.
â€œIt was his vision that, since the state has produced great labour leaders for the union in the past, it would only be befitting to have a beautiful edifice to serve as the Labour House.
Chairman, Edo State Council of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Emmanuel Ademokuo, commended the Godwin Obaseki-led administration for his worker-friendly policies, which have improved workersâ€™ productivity.
He thanked the former governor of the state for taking the bold step to ensure that Labour as a body in the state, has a befitting building to call its own.
Ademokuo expressed appreciation to the former governor Oshiomhole for uniting the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and NLC in the state, noting â€œIn developing the plan for the proposed labour house, the former governor insisted that the complex should accommodate both groups.â€
He assured Governor Obaseki of workersâ€™ support and assured, â€œWe will continue to support your administration to ensure that it delivers the dividends of democracy to the people of the state.â€
Chairman of the State Council of the TUC, Comrade Marshal Orhue, said members of the TUC are confident that the Obaseki-led administrationâ€™s developmental strides will deliver expected benefits to the state and her people.