2019: See Why Niger State Labour Is Endorsing Gov. Sani-Bello
There is popular Fela Kuti’s song that says human right is my property, so you can’t ‘dash’ me human right.
This may be the case of organized labour in Niger State who have vowed to support Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello’s second term bid for paying workers’ salaries.
While it is the right of every civil servant to get paid their wages at the end of the month, labour in Niger state are thanking the governor for doing the right thing.
The decision to endorse Bello’s second term bid was conveyed to the governor in Minna by the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Nigeria Pension Union (NPC).
A statement by the governor’s spokesman, Jibrin Ndache, disclosed that the NLC state chairman, Idris Ndako and his TUC counterpart, Mr Yunusa Tanimu commended Sani-Bello for the cordial relationship being entrenched by the administration.
Speaking on behalf of the labour, the NLC boss said the state has maintained the tradition of payment of workers salary promptly.
“It is on record that some states are indebted to their workers for several months, some are owning 7 months while some have yet to pay in the last 10 months, but we are not owed a day, while our salary is promptly paid as and when due.
“We are here today to thank you, Mr Governor for a job well done to our constituency. I mean to workers in the state. We want to appreciate the prompt payment of salary by the government and to affirm that the entire workforce are behind you in your bid for second term,” Ndako said.
Responding, Sani-Bello assured the workforce in the state of his commitment to sustain the cordial industrial relationship.
“For me, I have resolved that payment of salary will continue to be on a front line charge. We have perfected our plan, even when we don’t get the monthly statutory allocation, workers’ salary will be paid as and when due,” he said.
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