Abdulwaheed Omar, the President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), says it is his prayer that the Federal Government should agree to pay N100,000 as minimum monthly salary to police constables.
Mr. Omar told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday that it would be good for the federal government to be paying such an amount to the policemen “because they deserve it’’.
He was reacting to a request by the Inspector General (I-G), Mohammed Abubakar, that police constables be paid N100,000 as monthly salary.
“I pray to the almighty God that the federal government grants the request. It is good and they deserve it, so let them take it,’’ the NLC president said.
On safety, the labour leader called on employers of labour to ensure that safety at work place was guaranteed.
He said workers are the greatest asset of any country because they toil and turn the wheel that generates the wealth of the nation.
“The authorities, at all levels of employment, must ensure safety in the workplace. It is a paramount issue with the International Labour Organisation (ILO),” Omar said.
He said this year’s May Day celebration would be a unique one because it coincides with the country’s Centenary celebration by the federal government.
“It will be a remarkable event because it is a period of reflection and a period for workers to re-dedicate themselves to achieving their desired victory,” the NLC president said.