Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu has said that the federal government was committed to the revival of some moribund industries in the country.
Wogu who spoke during a courtesy visit by the newly elected executives of the National Union of Textile, Garment & Tailoring Workers of Nigeria also charged them to discharge their responsibilities in line with extant labour laws.
“I want to use this opportunity to congratulate you on the conduct of a peaceful election and urge you to discharge your duties in line with extant labour laws so as to promote and deepen the principle of tripartism”, the Minister said.
“The effort of President Goodluck Jonathan on the revival of Textile & Garment Industry is something that is heartwarming not only to us in Government but to all Nigerians who have keyed into the Transformational Agenda of Mr. President. Be assured that the Federal Government will equally encourage other moribund factories to be operative”, he added.
Chief Wogu solicited the support of the union for the success of the Transformation Agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan that brought about the revival of Textile & Garment Industry which stands out as the second largest employer of labour in Nigeria with potential for further increase.
Earlier in his remarks, the President of NUTGTWN, Comrade Oladele Hunsu expressed the sincere appreciation of the union to President Goodluck Jonathan through the Minister for his effort at ensuring that the largest factory in Africa was back on stream while pleading that further efforts should be made to industrialize Nigeria and revive other moribund industries across the Country.