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NLC Union says lawmakers demanding life pension are greedy

The comments were made by NLC President, Ayuba Wabba via a statement released on Tuesday, June 22, 2016.

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NLC President Ayuba Wabba.

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has criticized the National Assembly over plans to grant life pension and immunity to the principal officers of the assembly.

The comments were made by NLC President, Ayuba Wabba via a statement released on Tuesday, June 22, 2016.

It reads in part:

We are convinced, nothing but ego and greed are the over-riding interest for wanting to put the leadership of the legislature on life pension.

What the governors have done is unrealistic and immoral and rather than ensure the right thing is done, some senators have elected to set up for themselves a model that is at once bad, immoral, illegal and unsustainable.

The concept of pension derives from 35 years of meritorious service.  However, politicians in time, subverted this time-honoured practice by awarding themselves generous severance packages after four years in office.

These packages not only make a mockery of what public servants take, the beneficiaries are paid up front while the average public service pensioner dies on the verification queue!

The height of this infamy and greed was when exiting governors literally coerced or seduced states’ Houses of Assembly into writing into “Law” their severance packages which take a sizeable percentage of the state’s budget.

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