IndustriaALL Global Union has advised Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai to reverse his sack agenda for the civil servants in Kaduna State.
The global union federation said the governor should engage the civil servants on the development of the state.
Speaking on Sunday during Iftar Ramadan breakfast hosted by him, the Vice-President of the global union, Comrade Issa Aremu said at a time like this, with COVID-19 pandemic, rising official unemployment of 33.18% inflation and open unemployment of 50% and footloose criminality and banditry, the major responsibility of all elected governments is jobs retention, mass job creation not engaging in unhelpful massive layoffs.
“At such time of COVID-19 pandemic, high inflation, unemployment, income and energy poverty, government protection is next to Godliness. The constitution envisages a kind caring Nigeria, not “tough” insensitive sub-national leaders who sack workers on low pay, impose levies indiscriminately, worsen poverty and inadvertently fuels violent crimes of various hues.
“Men may suffer terribly from the death of loved ones, the breakup of a marriage, or some other personal tragedy. But what brings humankind to the point of immobilisation, total misery is the loss of their jobs.
“It is unacceptable that Nigerians are out of work when, indeed, there is much to do in all sectors of the economy; from civil service to security, from agriculture to industry,” he said.
He therefore advised that state governors must key into Economic Sustainability Programme by the Federal Government and other CBN facilities targeted at households, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), youth empowerment, and reduction of unemployment.