As the rest of the world marks workers’ day, in Nigeria, the nation’s organised labour has announced plans to initiate probe of state government still owing workers salaries.
The states were recently given bailout funds by the Federal Government, Today online reports.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and its Trade Union Congress (TUC) counterpart said at a conference in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja that they plan to partner with anti-graft agencies in the country to investigate the governors.
They accused the governors and other members of the ruling class of amassing wealth at the expense of the Nigerian worker.
The labour union have also insisted on pushing for a new minimum wage of N56,000, even though some states were unable to pay the current national minimum wage of N18,000.
This is prior to the celebration of the International Workers’ Day which is also known as Labour Day in some places of the world and referred to as May Day in the Africa’s most populous nation.
Also in South Africa, President Jacob Zuma attended a Cosatu Workers’ Day rally at Moretele Park in Mamelodi.
In a statement, the ANC wished workers “a successful happy” workers’ Day.
May Day is an annual celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement, socialists, communists and anarchists.