The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria has extoled the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige for putting the interest of Nigerian workers first and defending their rights.
In a commendation letter to the Minster, signed by the President General of the union, Comrade Adeyanju Adewale, it said Nigerian workers will remember Ngige for his unflinching commitment to their cause.
The letter read in part: “Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria is most thankful for your commitment and determined approach to ensuring good and healthy work environment for our members. We are glad to have you as a dependable ally and associate always, as we commit to maintaining industrial harmony in our ports.
“Sir, we sincerely acknowledge the undeniable fact, that you have proved beyond all reasonable doubt your willingness to put your workforce first and defend their rights accordingly. We deeply commend and appreciate your sir.”
While pledging continued support to the Minister, the union recalled that despite teething challenges in the world of work, Nigeria has maintained a relative peaceful industrial relations as a result of Ngige’s untiring efforts. It further commended him for the legal and constitutional measures his leadership is taking to entrench industrial harmony and optimum productivity in all sectors even beyond the Buhari administration.