Organised Labour calls for probe of governors

Martha Obi, Abuja

The Nigeria Labour Movement has called on the government to probe all the governors who did not make judicious use of the bailout fund.

The President of Trade Union Congress, TUC Bobbi Kaigama made this known in Abuja during the Pre-May Day celebration lecture with the theme “ The Working Class and Socio-Economic Revival.”’

Mr Kaigama said that “time has come to demand for workers minimum wage … Nigeria should look to other countries of the world to know what minimum wage is how to go about it as Nigeria’s problem is leadership and greed”.

“It is a day to remember workers pains, the death colleagues in working places , casualization, fuel scarcity and he commended Nigerians Workers that despite the challenges in the country, they are still smiling, persevering, seeing this day means, the struggle continues”, he added.

The President of Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayaba Wabba saidthe  struggle for workers welfare should be collective struggle for no employer will be willing to address workers problem but collectively, organised labour could achieve it”.

According to him, workers are now turned into beggars when some workers have not been paid for three months adding that Nigerian leaders have failed for not carrying their duties effectively in transforming the country’s economy.

In summary, the core message revolved around the need for  a new national minimum wage to reflect prevailing economic condition, strengthening of the fight against corruption and the campaign for good governance and other critical economic issues that affect the life of the Nigerians workers.

Organised Labour used the platform to wish Nigerian workers, a happy Workers Day.