July 19, 2024

Kano govt, NLC chart fresh course on workers’ welfare


The Kano State Government has extended an invitation to the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Kano State Chapter, for discussions aimed at enhancing the welfare of civil servants in the state.

Representing Kano State Governor, Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf, the Deputy Governor, Comrade Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo revealed that the new administration was committed to establishing a robust partnership between the government and labour.

Highlighting the administration’s dedication to upholding the rights and privileges of workers in Kano State, Abdussalam stressed the significance of the Kwankwasiyya principles, which were aimed at improving the lives of Kano State citizens.

He assured the NLC that the current administration had pledged to maintain healthy relationships with all unions in the state and expressed gratitude to the NLC leadership and members for promptly responding to the government’s invitation.

In his remarks, the Chairman of the Kano State NLC, Comrade Kabiru Inuwa emphasized that the era of labour gangsterism was over, as the NLC was now a partner in progress.

Regarding industrial actions, the Chairman explained that the Kano chapter of the NLC follows the directives of the national body.

He stated that the NLC’s involvement ensures that state governments consider the implementation capabilities of various states when making decisions regarding salary increments and policies mandated by the federal government.

Comrade Kabiru further emphasized the importance of sustaining Sen. Rabiu Musa’s legacy, which guarantees timely payment of salaries on the 25th of each month, including teachers’ salaries and pensions.

He expressed optimism that the current administration will seek the NLC’s expertise and inputs when required to address civil servants’ affairs.

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