The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has come hard against the Nigerian Governors Forum’s recommendations to the Federal Government (FG) on how to rescue the country from economic collapse.
The labour leader in a letter written to President Mohammadu Buhari made some observations to the Federal Government.
It will be recalled that the Governors had proposed the stoppage of PMS subsidy/under-recovery estimated at N6-7 trillion.
Part of the Governors’ proposal is the the early retirement of civil servants from age 50 (fifty) and above.
The Governors also said that there should be e implementation of the reviewed Oronsaye Report, which suggests ending the financing of the government’s budgetary expenditures.
Reaction, the NLC President said that the proposal of the Governors are insensitive, hypocritical and shameful.
He said, “Your Excellency, while we do agree that the economy is in need of revitalisation, we are dismayed by some of the prescriptions of the governors as they smack of extreme selfishness and insensate cruelty.
“We find this repugnant, shameful and utterly irresponsible, aside from running contrary to your mission and principle of creating 100 million jobs.
“Aside from poverty intervention schemes, this policy is a clear invitation to anarchy and damnation.
“Pursuant to this, if State Governors strongly believe that age 50 is the problem, we demand that all governors, public office holders and politicians above 50, as a mark of good faith, should immediately step aside.