Thursday, August 11

Edo state governor Adams Oshiomole declares he's a militant

Governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomole during a forum tagged ‘The Podium’ held in Abuja on Wednesday has said that for any government to make progress, it must maintain a national minimum wage. According to the governor, a labourer is worthy of his wages, meaning if an employer is owing, he is breaching a contract.

“This is where I’m different. I still insist any government who wants to be taken seriously must have a national minimum wage." “We must maintain a national minimum wage, look for ways to increase it; that is what I still advocate for.”
He explained that as a former factory worker himself, he understood the importance of wages and that was why he increased workers salaries in Edo by 38 per cent.

Oshiomhole said as an activist he was in governance to know the ropes, know how to help people and counter concepts like god-fatherism in politics.

“I have been militant, will remain a militant and retire a militant not with guns. I don’t burst pipelines but we must react to sayings like the ‘if you can’t beat them join them’.” 

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