Written by Chuks NZEH

NLC wants benefits of 2,000 workers killed by insurgents paid

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has frowned over the unpaid benefits of more than 2,000 workers killed in the ongoing insurgency in North East by their respective state governors.

NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, expressed the worry while speaking at the Employment and Decent Work for Peace: National Feedback meeting organised by the American Centre for International Labour Solidarity, AFL-CIO, in collaboration with the NLC recently in Abuja.

He noted that, “We have lost more than 2,000 workers, teachers, local government workers and health workers, because they are usually the first line of casualties and I am not happy that their benefits have not been paid’ to their families.

“The ideology of the insurgents is that they don’t believe in western education and therefore the first person to be the victim is the teacher, because he must be at the place of work to teach the pupil,’ and most of them were killed in active service."

“We will write a formal demand to those governors to say that those workers that have died in active service should be paid their benefit".

He however called on all the governors of states that were affected to give priority to the benefit of those heroes that have died in active service.

 

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