Nigeria Labour Congress decries poor living condition of retired civil servants

Taraba NLC is building houses for members

The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Abdulwahed Omar, on Monday in Jalingo decried the poor living condition of retired civil servants in the country.

Mr. Omar said this through his representative, the Head, Industrial Relations, NLC, Emmanuel Ugboaja, at the foundation laying of 1000 units of houses being built by the Taraba State chapter of the union.

Mr. Omar said that in many instances, retired civil servants had to resort to squatting with their relatives after years of service to their fatherland.

“Nigerian workers have been victimised over the years by existing governments. It is sad to see someone who puts in 35 years in service to the nation, looking for relatives in his village to squat with on his retirement. This is not fair,” he said.

Mr. Omar advised civil servants to take their destinies in their own hands by subscribing to the housing fund to own their houses. He commended Taraba NLC for being one of the few states in the country to take steps towards addressing the housing needs of workers.

The acting Governor of Taraba, Garba Umar, said the state government would provide the necessary infrastructure such as roads, electricity and water to the housing units.

(NAN)

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