Not like different states of the federation the place staff’ day celebrations got prominence, actions in Taraba State witnessed a lull as each the governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku, his Deputy, Engineer Haruna Manu and different high authorities functionaries boycotted the train.
Apart the Head of Service, Suzan Nathan, who was the one authorities official seen on the occasion, seats reserved for different dignitaries DAILY POST noticed have been unoccupied.
The absence of presidency officers was additionally observed to have led to the low turnout of staff and different anticipated dignitaries to the event.
Solely staff who participated within the match previous have been seen on the Jolly Nyame stadium venue of the employees day celebration.
Some staff who expressed dismay on the absence of the Governor and his Deputy additionally puzzled why Ishaku continues to distance himself from the organized labour actions.
Nonetheless, there are speculations that the governors’ apathy could also be as a consequence of disagreements with the employees’ over the non-implementation of the permitted nationwide minimal wage of N30.000
A lot of the staff who spoke anonymously blamed the management of the organized labour for the ailing attitudes of the state authorities in direction of the employees.
“I have to confess to you that staff on this state are probably the most unfortunate staff on this nation as a result of we’ve got a governor who just isn’t staff pleasant. ” An nameless employee mentioned.
Each authorities and personal actions, it might be recalled have been not too long ago paralyzed following the economic motion launched into by the employee which was later suspended even when their calls for weren’t met.
The state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Peter Jedeil in his speech mentioned it has change into needed for the federal government to “honour its a part of the settlement for the implementation of the brand new minimal wage which led to the not too long ago held industrial motion by staff within the state.
He, nonetheless, refused to make any reference to the absence of presidency officers on the occasion.
The Chairman of the Commerce Union Congress (TUC) within the state whereas aligning with the NLC mentioned “the organized labour within the state is urging you to pay the brand new nationwide minimal wage and its consequential adjustment to the employees of Taraba to assist increase their productiveness. “