VP, Edo Gov, Others Storm Kano for Textile Workers’ Confab
Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, will Today lead three state governors, including Comrade Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, to the 11th Quadrennial National Delegates’ Conference of the National Union of Textile,
Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN) taking place in Kano State.
Kano state Governor, Dr. Umar Ganduje, and his Kaduna state counterpart, Mallam Nair El-Rufai, are on board for the occasion; they will be joined with the Emir of Kano, His Highness Muhammad Sanusi II, who is billed to serve as the Royal Father of the day.
Also expected are the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, Ministers of Industry, Trade and Investment, Information, NLC President (Ayuba Wabba), TUC President (Bobboi Bala Kaigama), Presidents and General Secretaries of Fraternal Industrial Unions, Director-General, Nigeria Textile, Garment and Tailoring Employers Association (NTGTEA), Mr. Hamma Kwajaffa, and other captains of industries.
General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union, Geneva, Switzerland, Jyrki Raina, Regional Secretary, IndustriALL Global Union, Sub Sahara Africa, Fabian Nkomo, General Secretary, Ghana Mine Workers Union, Prince William Ankrah, General Secretary, Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU), Andre Kelvis, General Secretary, National Union of Mine Workers, South Africa, Ko ekile David Sipunzi, among others, will also grace the event.
A statement by the union’s General Secretary, Issa Aremu, said the theme of the conference is, “Labour and Industry: Back To Basics.”
According to him, “Textile industry is a strategic non-oil industry, which, in spite of its depressed state, is still the largest private-sector employer of labour after government. This conference offers another opportunity to compliment President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign promise with respect to industrialization, textile
revival and job creation. The conference is of national and international significance in promoting awareness about industry protection, employment generation and decent work.”