The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President Ayuba Wabba on Friday said no government in Nigeria should attempt to slash workers’ salaries at the moment.
According to him, government at all levels and employers should make workers’ load lighter by ensuring the security of jobs, income and livelihood.
Wabba made the statement on Friday in Abuja while sending goodwill message to Muslims across the country on the occasion of 2020 Eid-el-Fitri celebration.
“The Ramadan Holiday is not the time to arbitrarily cut down the salaries of workers or deny workers’ their means of livelihood.
“It is also important to stress that we must all rise to the existential challenges thrown up by the coronavirus pandemic.
“We must take personal responsibilities for our own health especially through abiding by extant public health regulations,” he said.
The labour leader said leadership of the Congress appreciated all Muslims for praying for Nigeria during the Ramadan, especially in the face of the deadly novel coronavirus disease.
“As we navigate our way through the COVID-19 cauldron, we urge all Nigerians to intensify prayers for national peace and safety.
“We all must also renew our commitment to contributing our quota to ensure a stable, inclusive and resilient Nigerian society.
“It is our prayer that by next year’s Eid, the troubles of the current pandemic would have paled into history, Insha Allah. Once again, we extend our best wishes for a most rewarding Eid-el-fitri.
“May Allah’s blessings be multiplied on us and may our supplications and other prayers during this holy month of Ramadan bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria and all over the world,” he prayed.