NLC demands governors pay benefits of killed workers

The Nigeria Labour Congress has said that the families of more than 2,000 workers lost to the insurgency in North East, Nigeria were yet to get their benefits from their respective state governors.

The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, said this while speaking at the Employment and Decent Work for Peace: National Feedback meeting organised by the American Centre for International Labour Solidarity in collaboration with the NLC on Tuesday in Abuja.

Wabba said the Congress would write the affected state governors in the region to demand that workers who were killed in the region as a result of insurgency got their benefits.

He said that the number of workers who lost their lives to insurgency in the region was over 2,000 put together. Wabba said that years after workers who were breadwinners for their families were killed, their families were yet to be paid their benefits.

He said teachers, local government and health workers were the most affected, stressing that orphans and widows who are victims of the insurgency are merely surviving on contributions from unions.  (NAN)