From Femi Oyelola kaduna
The National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring workers Union of Nigeria NUTGTWN has described the demise of late Senator Ali Wakili as a blow to the organised labour because of his labour friendly attitude.
The General Secretary of the Union Comrade Issa Aremu disclosed this in a statement made available to the media in Kaduna over the weekend.
The statement added that Wakili lived for all that would benefit fellow Nigerians and Africans.
“Nigerian workers have truly lost a friend. On resumption at the 8th Assembly, Senator Wakili was a regular caller asking for relevant information on the need for a new minimum wage for Nigerian workers.
He maintained that Nigerian worker deserved good pay for good work done. Wakili was truly an institution man.
“Wakili’s eventful life shows again that eventually it would not be long or short for anybody as long as we are all mortal.
“What endures is the positive impact on fellow human beings and service to our creator.
“He was my Senior Executive Course (SEC) 27 mate at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) in 2005. He was an activist member of our Alumni; Almuni Association of the National Institute (AANI),” the statement said.
He was the chairman of the Senate Committee on Poverty Alleviation as a fighter for social justice. Like most selfless fighters, they hardly say Goodbye. The best honor for the late compatriot is to deepen his efforts and struggle for a better Nigeria and better Africa. Blessed are the dead.
Similarly, the Senator representing kaduna Central in the Senate Shehu Sani said Ali Wakili will be remembered for the battles he fought, for the path he created, for the light he cast, for the precedent he set, for the conscience he epitomizes and symbolizes, for the truth he stood for, for the ideals he held.