Slashing of workers salaries devilish, we can't accept it, says Taraba NLC

Taraba State Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Peter Gambo has described the slashing down of workers salaries idea as devilish.

Gambo who was reacting on Thursday in his office, to the statement made on Monday at the floor of the Senate by Sen. Muhammad Ali Mdume representing Borno South, proposing the federal and states government to reduce salaries of civil servants to enable the government to manage COVID-19 and be balanced on its economy.

The state NLC boss said such an idea was purely devilish, capable of subjecting the citizens into poverty and must not be accepted.

According to him, Nigerians have found themselves in a vulnerable situation that deserves an extra income to enable them to meet up life challenges.

Gambo said palliatives have not been given to Nigeria civil servants which majority of them are finding difficult to Carter for the needs of their families as every activity of livelihood have been grounded, caution that such idea should not be discussed as it would create a crisis that would have a negative effect on the economy of the nation.

He said the idea if accepted would create an unending crisis between workers and the government.

“This idea is devilish, we can’t accept it and it should not be accepted by any Governor or President Buhari.”

“A senator earned more than what can be paid to (20) civil servants and their salary is not being mentioned to be slash”

If the government is finding difficult to tackle COVID-19 financially then, other projects should be put to hold.

“We have just finished battling the review of minimum wage matter, we do not want to be in crisis with the government again.” Peter Gambo expressed.