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Labour cancels May Day celebration in Kogi

NLC, TUC says there will be no workers day celebration as there is no reason to celebrate

The Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress in Kogi State, ONUH EDOKA and his Trade Union Congress counterpart, OJO RONTI, have announced that there will be no May Day workers’ celebration in the state.

This according to them is because of the fact that state government owes most workers 14 month salaries.

In a statement made available to newsmen yesterday in Lokoja, the union leaders emphasized that there is no reason to celebrate “as workers and pensioners have been experiencing hardship in the past 14 months due to the non-payment of salaries and pensions.”

They said that the non-payment of salaries to a large number of workers and pensioners have destroyed the civil service and the workforce, even as they expressed dissatisfaction with the non-release of the report of the staff screening review and appeal committee to the union to study and come up with its observations and position.

They faulted the claims by some government aides on social media that all workers have been paid their salaries.

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