The Nigeria Labour Congress has criticised the Federal Government for adopting measures inimical to workers’ welfare to address the current economic recession in the country.
The NLC's President, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, said the response of the government to the recession was geared towards eroding the gains of the workers’ union through non-payment of wages, salaries and pensions.
He stressed that the economic prescriptions of the Central Bank to devalue the naira, increase the pump price and increase taxes had been largely ineffective.
Despite the NLC's clamour for increase in minimum wage to N54, 000 from N18, 000, the government is yet to do anything about it.
Inflation with the rising cost of commodities is seriously affecting Nigerians.