From Yakubu Mustapha Minna

Niger state Organised Labour has resolved that the N110million allocated to it by the state government as palliatives for industrial unions be collapsed and added to palliatives intended for the generality of workers in the state.

The chairman Niger State Chapel of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Abdulkarim Idris Lafene stated this while addressing newsmen in Minna.

The Niger state Labour is demanding for the payment of N50,000 on a flat rate basis as palliatives to all working class and retirees in the state and local government councils

He added that such money to be credited to the salary accounts of civil servants and retirees in both the state and local government councils sustainably for 6 months.

The state Labour leader has directed workers in Niger state to boycott partipation in the committe set up by the NIger state government for the distribution of palliatives schedule to commence tommorrow.

Comrade Idris Lafene explained that the deliberate plan by NIger state government to skim out the working class and pensioners in the palliatives has triggered serious tension among members of organised labour that could have negative effect on the overall productivity of working class.

On the directive of NLC to thirty six states and Abuja to down tool in a two days warning strike begining from tommorrow the Chairman NIger state chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress Comrade Idris Lafene said they have already mobilised workers to comply fully and comprehensively.

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