NLC urges FG to make funds avail­able to states

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - By Mustapha Suleiman

The Nige­ria Labour Congress (NLC) has called on the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment to, in the spirit of pal­lia­tive in­ter­ven­tion; make re­funds to state gov­ern­ments to make it pos­si­ble for them to pay out­stand­ing salaries and pen­sions and money owed con­trac­tors.

NLC pres­i­dent Ayuba Wabba in a state­ment said the fed­eral gov­ern­ment is in­debted to many state gov­ern­ments over the main­te­nance of fed­eral roads in their ter­ri­to­ries and that re­fund­ing the states would stim­u­late the econ­omy in one way or the other.

Wabba said since Nige­ri­ans will now have to pay higher for goods and ser­vices and com­modi­ties with­out a com­men­su­rate rise in salaries, pen­sions or other earn­ings, gov­ern­ment should de­vise pal­lia­tive mea­sures to cush­ion the harsh ef­fects.

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