The Nigerians Senate has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the allocation of second trench of Paris Club Refund to States that owe workers’ salaries.
This was sequel to a motion on the need for improvement in the welfare of Nigerian Workers in commemoration of the forthcoming International Workers Day.
Moving the Motion Senator, Suleiman Nazif from Bauchi State said that workers should be given their due entitlements as that is the only way to motivate workers for maximum productivity. He further commended the Nigerian workers in their efforts at promoting the national economy through dedication to duty against all odds.
Speaking in support of this Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial district, accuses Governors of not using bail outs and the Paris Club Refund to actually pay Salaries, citing example with his home State, Kogi which according to him owes 15 Months Workers’ Salary.
Other senators joined to congratulate the Nigerian Workers on the upcoming occasion of the May 1, 2017 Workers’ Day and lend their voice on the need for more incentives.
Congratulating the workers, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu said that the review of minimum wage should be a priority considering the present economy.
“If workers should continue in their old salary structure, they will not be able to train their wards let alone feed their family”.
Ekweremadu promised that henceforth, the Senate will support every move to better the lots of the workers welfare including upping Minimum Wage