How we plan to shame governors owing workers salaries –NLC

Why state governors must stick to minimum wage -NLC
Ayuba Wabba

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has threatened to take steps to shame governors owing workers in their different states, salaries and pensions for several months.

The labour union said it would, in alliance with the International Trade Union Congress, ITUC, place the names of the affected governors on the “watch list”.

President of the NLC, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, who issued the threat while speaking on the occasion of the 17th anniversary of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, on Tuesday, said various airports in the country would be monitored by workers to stop affected governors who might have completed their term from fleeing the country.

Said he:  “We will instruct workers at the nation’s airports to disallow and disgrace any governors trying to leave the country in order to enjoy themselves overseas.

“We have issued statements to these governors owing salaries, informing them that they cannot go anywhere to enjoy the monies they have carted away.

“They will be disgraced and chased away.”

He said it was unfortunate that “instead of using the money to make life good and build the country for the good of everybody, a few elites chose to embezzle what is meant for all, for their personal use.”

He stressed that the union would not be tired in fighting for the welfare of workers and pensioners.

He added that the issue of pension and minimum wage must also be addressed.