Sequel to the claims of NLC that the governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura sacked 10,000 workers in it's civil service, the government has issued a denial, saying the reports are false.
Nasarawa State government said it has not sacked 10,000 workers in its civil service as alleged by organized labour.
Comrade Abdullahi Adeka, Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress in Nasarawa State has alleged that the state government under Umaru Tanko Al-Makura led administration sacked over 7000 Local Government staff, over 100 staff of Nasarawa on the Move and also sacked Staff of Lafia Hotel. He said over 70 of the staff were left redundant in Nigeria Newsday in addition to 27 Permanent Secretaries fired.
But the state government has denied the allegation, saying that no worker was sacked. A government official, Aliyu Bello, told Pulse that all the people mentioned to have been sacked are receiving their salaries. “The government is paying their salaries,” Bello said. “Some of these workers are just been redundant. If you are talking about Nasarawa Newsday, all the staff are been paid their salaries because my wife works there.”
Bello said the State Transport Company, Nasarawa On The Move, is a limited liability company adding that the governor, Al-Makura when he assumed office, found the company in comatose but did not decline paying staff their salaries.“It is not in the schedule of government. The staff on these organizations are not permanent ones. They are not pensionable employees of government,” Bello added. “You cannot just sack permanent staff. What the Labour leaders are saying is ridiculous. If they are sincere about what they are saying, why didn’t they include that aspect in their demand sent to the government?” Bello asked.
“As far as this government is concerned, we did not sack 10,000 workers. If we did, the union should have included it in their demand as a way of showing solidarity” Bello added.