The Kano State Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress has rejected the plan of the Governor of Kano State, Dr Umar Abdullahi Ganduje to borrow N10 billion for the installation of CCTV cameras at the five state emirate council headquarters.
The Chairman of the labor union in the state, Kabiru Ado Minjibir, has via a statement revealed that the congress is not antagonizing the improvement on security of lives and properties of its people, which should be primary to the government, “we are of the opinion that, in the face of over N27 billion outstanding retirees’ benefits, such a step amounts to robbing Peter to pay Paul.”
The NLC said “providing CCTV in the name of improving security is curative, while payment of gratuity and other retirees’ benefits is preventive, taking into consideration the multiplier effects.”
”Indeed, pensioners and workers of Kano State will never forget any administration that settles this menace once and for all. It is based on the aforementioned that we wish to appeal to His Excellency the Executive Governor to make a case to the State House of Assembly for their assent to secure another loan to settle the outstanding Gratuity and other retirees’ benefits in the best interest of justice and humanitarian consideration,” Minjibir added.
“In fact, what is good for the goose is also good for the gander. We are hopeful and optimistic that His Excellency would consider this our ‘save our souls’ submission in view of the multiple positive step the Government will provide.”