By Victor Ahiuma-Young.
NIGERIA Labour Con-gress, NLC, has actually contacted pensioners throughout the nation to vote versus any state guv still owing stockpile of overdue pension in the upcoming basic elections.
President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, who spoke while attending to delegates and other visitors at the 12 th Quadrennial National Delegates Conference of NLC in Abuja, firmly insisted that state guvs had no reason to still owe pensioners after getting bailouts and Paris Club refunds from the Federal federal government.
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According to him “Federal government employees in some states are owed defaults of wages, pensions and gratuities in spite of the bailout, budget plan assistance and Paris Club Refund to states. Regardless of the cash launched by the Federal Federal government for states to balance out wage liabilities, some states declined to clear their wage defaults.
” In the previous 4 years, the NLC started a variety of commercial actions in states that are owing employees defaults of wages. The NLC arranged demonstration marches in Imo, Kogi, Nasarawa, Oyo, Osun, Ebonyi, Kaduna and Benue specifies to oppose the bad working conditions of employees.
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” We applaud the Federal Federal government for launching about N1.9 trillion to state federal governments through bailout, budget plan assistance and Paris club refund. The release of about N1.9 trillion in the type of bailout, budget plan assistance and Paris Club Refund helped considerably in attending to the non-payment of wage, pensions and gratuity in numerous states particularly worker-friendly State Guvs. In some couple of circumstances, the funds were diverted and the circumstance has actually not been totally attended to. A report from the EFCC and ICPC offer credence to this position.
” We should not stop working to applaud states that used the bailout funds for the function they were suggested for. These states consist of Jigawa, Plateau, Kebbi, Katsina, Yobe, Delta, Enugu, Sokoto, Lagos, Rivers, Cross River, Bauchi, Akwa Ibom, Adamawa, Taraba to name a few. We will continue to require for responsibility at all levels.”.