PRP slams Labour for apathy towards Bauchi workers’ plight
Our problem is consequential adjustment, says NLC
The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) has chided the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in Bauchi State for keeping mute as government denies the workers the N30,000 minimum wage in the 2022 budget.
PRP Chairman in Bauchi, Ahmed Farouk, stated at a press conference, yesterday, said the state had been running its budget since the coming of the Act without any consideration for the minimum wage.
His words: “This is not only absurd, but totally illegal, which, without mincing words, is null and void. One wonders where the labour leaders, who pride themselves as the protectors of Nigerian workers, are? We view their silence as a compromise and charge them to wake up to their responsibilities before it is too late to cry.
“If the attitude of the union leaders looks more as a compromise, what can one say to the state legislators, the only symbolic difference between a democracy and military rule?”
MEANWHILE, the NLC Chairman in the state, Danjuma Kirfi, said unionists do not act like a political party.
According to him, the new minimum wage is being paid, but the only issue facing the union is consequential adjustment.
Danjuma added that workers below Grade Level 7 had been enjoying the new wage, while senior officers were yet to.
However, the Head of Service (HoS), Yahuza Adamu, did not respond to inquiries by The Guardian, but promised to react after studying the party’s statement.