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Published On: Thu, May 1st, 2014

May Day: Workers decry poor service conditions

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Labour WalkYobe

Labour seeks abolition of promotional examinations

The National Labour Congress (NLC), Yobe state chapter has called on the state government to abolish the present civil service promotional examination and to also overhaul the civil service commission on the fact that the present scenario reveals delay in the process of promotion.

The called was made yesterday by the state NLC chairman in the state, Comrade Lawan M. Ibrahim, during his speech to mark the 2014 Workers’ Day celebration which took place at civil service union secretariat in Damaturu.

Bauchi

Low federal revenue affected state wages, says Yuguda

Bauchi State Governor, Isa Yuguda has said that the state wage bill has taken the greater percentage of statutory grant, attributing the situation to a decline in the federal revenue for several months. Just NLC leader lamented that government seized to be service providers

Yuguda who made this known yesterday during the celebration of workers day at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium in Bauchi noted that the situation was not peculiar to Bauchi State,but a nationwide phenomenon.

The Governor who was represented by his Deputy, Alhaji Aminu Sagir Saleh said that some states have downsize their workforce while others are unable to pay salaries as at when due.

Ilorin

Kwara NLC,TUC urges FG to secure release of abducted children

The Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) and Trade Union Congress(TUC),have urged federal government to ensure the release of Chibok abducted girls by suspected insurgent Boko Haram in Borno State.

The Unions, in their separate speech, appealed to the government to ensure an end to ritual killing,armed robbery,kidnap for ransom, rape of under-aged girls,farmers and herdsmen school girls.

Speaking at the Workers day celebration held at metropolitan square,Ilorin, Kwara state Chairman of NLC,Comrade Farooq Akanbi said “no place appears safe.

Edo

Change your attitude towards workers: Labour to Oshiomhole

Organized labour in Edo State, has appealed to the state governor, Adams Oshiomhole to change his approach regarding workers welfare in the State, explaining that unfulfilled promises made to them in the past five years in office have given way to anger and frustrations.

The declaration was contained in the speeches of chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Emmanuel Ademokun and its Trade Union Congress (TUC), Charles Oronsaye made the calls in their separate speeches to mark the 2014 Workers Day Celebrations held yesterday at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin City, the State Capital.

Oronsaye, in his address noted that the change of heart by the governor would usher in new initiatives, peaceful co-existence between workers and the state government.

Zamfara

Workers to benefit loans from FMC

The Financial Management Consultants (FMC) international links limited in collaboration with Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Zamfara state Council, has procured items to distribute to civil servants for loans in the state.

Speaking to newsmen shortly after May Day celebration yesterday in Gusau, the state capital, the executive Vice Chairman of the organisation, Mr. Samuel Asegun said, the organisation has facilitated the provision of micro industrial machines and household items worth 243 million naira financed by FCMB plc meant to empower workers in the state.

Borno

Workers in Borno state, civil liberty organizations and other interests groups yesterday staged a procession in Maiduguri over what they termed the inability of the Federal Government to rescue school girls abducted by insurgents in Chibok town more than two weeks ago.

The groups who wore black apron and lead by the state chapter ofstaged a marched from the NLC secretariat to the Maiduguri Government House to registered their displeasure over the government ‘slowness’ in rescuing the girls.

Chairman of the state NLC, Comrade Ali Titus Abana said the workers are using the opportunity of the May Day to mourn victims of the insurgency in the state and the abducted girls of Chibok.

“Today is the 1st of May which is a day set aside for workers across the world to celebrate the workers day. Unfortunately workers in Borno State are in no mood to celebrate as the uncertainty of our lives and the fate of our abducted school girls continue to hunt us”.

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