NLC Politics:Adamawa workers survive on bank overdraft b’cos of union poor leadership-Aspirant

Mr Yakubu Mijah, a pioneer member of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Adamawa State Chapter, has said that about 85 per cent of Adamawa civil servants depend on bank overdrafts to survive because of poor leadership of the union in the state.

Mijah, a three-time state Vice-Chairman of the congress and member of the National Union of Hotels, Tourism and Personnel, disclosed this in an interview with on Wednesday in Yola.

He noted that due to poor working conditions, workers in the state have been enslaved by commercial banks due to various credit facilities.

The unionist observed that presently majority of workers in the state were afraid of retirement, because they might not get their retirement benefits on time.

ALSO READ:  ADHA screens Dr Ngamsa as a commissioner nominee from Numan LGA

“Workers in Adamawa are enslaved by banks because of poor working conditions and government neglect.

“Presently, about 85 per cent of Adamawa state workers depend on bank overdraft to survive.

“The tragic situation of workers prompted me to come out and contest for the state chairman of the Union in order to make a difference,’’ Mijah said.

He said that, if given the mandate, he would make a great change to improve the living condition of civil servants in the state.

The labour leader said that civil servants in the state who retired as far back as 2012 were yet to be paid their retirement benefits.

ALSO READ:  Eid el fitr: Gov Bindow orders the payment of LGAs staff

He assured that he would ensure prompt payment of all outstanding pension and gratuity.

The General News

TGnews is a tripod of (The General) News,articles, Journals, opinion and adverts to millions of people accessing the internet. Serving the common interest not personal or sectarian or Religion interest that are in conflict with the national goals and aspirations of building a united ,peaceful and progressive Nigeria and the World at Large.

Next Post

2019 Election:APC files a petition challenging PDP at the tribunal

Thu Apr 18 , 2019
Adamawa State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thrusarday filed a petition at the election tribunal in the state challenging the outcome of the recent governorship election in which its candidate, Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow, who is the incumbent governor lost to the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP’s) Ahmadu Fintiri. Speaking […]
Call Us Now!