The chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, Niger State, Comrade Yakubu Garba has said, today mark the commencement of the National protest rally of the organized labour Niger state chapter.
The chairman in his speech said “the organized labour in Niger state is once more appealing to the executive governor of Niger state, Abubakar Sani Bello to take advantage of his position both as the Governor and as chairman, North central Governor’s forum to allow the implementation of financial autonomy for state houses of assembly and the state judiciaries as provided for in the constitution section 121(3) and presidential order 10. We wish to caution the governors’ forum that the evils they intend to create will also affect them as life after service is real.” Garba further said that the organized labour also rejects in totality the intent of the governors’ forum to abolish the National judicial service commission.
Which is a feat that will empower governors to appoint and fire judges and khadis at will without recourse to professionalism or career progression.
Garba in his speech highlighted the insecurities going on in the state, He said ” The spiral effect of insecurity have led to joblessness, destitution, hunger and diseases. We wish to appeal to the government at all levels to explore and adopt necessary measures aimed at curbing the excess of bandit and terrorists that appear to be determined to kill us all”. The chairman also expressed worries on the decaying state of infrastructure in Niger state especially the roads which has since became death traps.
He charged the Governor to think outside the box and change the narratives in security and infrastructural development for the better economic and social prospects of the state.
Comrade Yakubu Garba alledged “There is a malicious plot to enslave the teaming workforce in our country by some enemies of Nigeria, one of whom is Hon. Garba Datti Mohammed of Sabon gari federal constituency of Kaduna state. As we speak a private bill sponsored by the lawmaker to provide a legal ground for the removal of National minimum wage from the exclusive legislative list to the concurrent legislative list has already passed its first and second reading. Speaking with newsmen.
Hon. Malik Madaki Bosso said he will personally lead the protest himself because according to him, any attempt to mame state governors dictate how much civil servants should collect will be inimical to their welfare and wellbeing.