The nation’s organised labour has announced plans to initiate the probe of state government still owing workers salaries despite collecting bailout funds from the Federal Government.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and its Trade Union Congress (TUC) counterpart ,which stated this ,plan to partner with anti-graft agencies in the country to investigate the governors at a conference in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
They accused the governors and other members of the ruling class of amassing wealth at the expense of the Nigerian worker.
The labour unions insisted on pushing for a new minimum wage of N56,000 , even though some states were unable to pay the current national minimum wage of N18,000 .
This was prior to the celebration of the International Workers’ Day which is also known as Labour Day in some places while it is commonly referred as May Day in Nigeria.
May Day is an annual celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement, socialists, communists and anarchists.