Organised labour has praised state governors that promptly pay salaries and pensions, even as it charged defaulting governors to end the crisis of workers’ compensation in their respective states.
Speaking through the General Secretary, National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, NUTGTWN, Mr. Issa Aremu, labour commended the renewed energy of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, leadership to ensure public employees in states were paid as at when due.
He lauded the joint NLC and Trade Union Congress, TUC, 30-day ultimatum issued to Kogi State government to pay the seven-month outstanding workers salaries or face protests.
He equally urged government ministries at federal and state levels to remit contributory pensions of their workers to Pension Fund Administrators, PFAs.
Aremu singled out governors Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, Alhaji Abdulfatai Ahmed of Kwara State and Mallam Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State as “labour-friendly” state governors that paid salaries, pensions, promotion increments and yearly increments of their civil servants.