The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has on Tuesday, urged all the state governors to pay outstanding salaries before the May 29 handover date.
Speaking during the ninth National Delegates Conference of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria in Abuja, Factional Deputy President of the NLC, Mr. Peters Adeyemi, said workers had commenced the campaign to make sure that all the outgoing governors paid outstanding salaries before they exit office in May 29.
Adeyemi said, “Nigerian workers are expecting the NLC to rise up to issues affecting workers. I want to use this opportunity to urge the conference to come up with a position to compel state governors who owe workers’ salaries to pay.
“The payment of salaries to workers is not a favour; it is a constitutional right of the worker to be paid his salary.
“All the state governments that are not paying salaries will not enjoy our support. The fight to get them pay the salaries must start and it has to be now. They should pay what they owe before they leave.
“The workers did not participate in the mismanagement of the economy, so the workers cannot be made to pay for that.
“The governors who said that they don’t have money to pay salaries spent a lot of money, even in hard currency, during the last elections. They must pay the salaries they owe the workers”.