From Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin Kebbi
The National President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba has commended Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, for formulating robust agricultural policies which have revolutionized the sector .
Wabba, who was accompanied by other national and state executives of the NLC made the commendation at Government House, Birnin Kebbi when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu.
He said:” Bagudu is one of the leaders that I respect a lot in Nigeria .He is a leader with passion, not a ruler . He is worker – friendly , and even people’s -friendly .
” Bagudu is a champion of the Nigerian workers . He is a role model worthy of emulation by all. The Governor has indeed endeared himself to us . In some states, the Governors do flee when we come calling”.
Wabba also appreciated the role of Bagudu as the Vice Chairman of the National Food Security Council stressed that, many of the interventions of the Council like the COVID-19 and Anchor Borrowers’ Programme loans were accessed by workers .
He disclosed that , no fewer than 2,000 workers had started accessing more COVID-19 loans , while 6,000 others were expecting theirs .
” This will also encourage more workers in the country and their families to engage in farming ,” he added .
Responding , Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu described the Kebbi State Government House as a Labour House and lauded the NLCPresident and his entourage for their show of love, respect and honour sequel to the visit .
The Governor stated that , President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Council to assist Nigerian workers , at all levels and disclosed that , thousands of workers were given the Anchor Borrowers Program loan , amounting to a minimum of N 750,000 each.
The National President of NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba (MNI) was accompanied by Comrade Najib Yasin, Deputy President, Comrade Nasir Idris, Deputy President and National President of NUT, Comrade Bello Alkali , Deputy Secretary General, Comrade Uche, HOD International Relations as well as the Kebbi. State Chairman of NLC, Comrade Umar Halidu Alhassan and other State executive council of NLC .