NLC Condemns Imo State Farming Policy For Workers

 The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has condemned the Imo Government’s three-day work, two-day farming for workers recently introduced by the Gov. Rochas Okorocha.

NLC President Ayuba Wabba gave this indication while fielding questions at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum on Sunday in Abuja.

Ayuba Wabba

According Wabba, the policy which implied forcefully sending workers to farm was against the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention and also against the rules and procedures in service.

“First, we have condemned in very strong terms what the Imo State governor tries to do by forcefully sending workers to the farm.

“Don’t forget that the public service rule is very clear about what trade a worker can actually do to join to his normal routine services.

“It provided that on your own volition, you can join farming as part of your normal routine activities and that is allowed by law.

“But to criminally now go to the State House of Assembly to pass a law overnight without public hearing, without consultation is against the ILO convention; against our rules and procedure in service.

“To say that you want to force workers compulsorily to go into farming two days a week is the height of not even understanding how governance and how public service is run.

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