• Thu. Mar 23rd, 2023


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NLC chairman expresses dissatisfaction on civil servants housing scheme

The chairman of Delta state chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress, Chief comrade Goodluck Ofobruku has expressed dissatisfaction on the civil servants housing scheme in the state.

Chief Comrade Goodluck Ofobruku who spoke to journalists in Asaba, said the Nigeria Labour Congress were not involved in any housing scheme that was introduced by state government.

He said the Nigeria Labour Congress has been sole contributors to the scheme since 2003, that most times workers retires and their money will be refunded, saying which was not the purpose of joining the housing contributing scheme.

He said labour are on move to pull out of the scheme that the country only have 15 states who are contributing into the housing scheme, revealing that the Delta state chapter Nigeria Labour Congress don’t know the numbers of housing that are in the state they can boost of the state government has constructed for workers.

While speaking further, comrade Goodluck Ofobruku noted when he assumed office as Nigeria Labour Congress chairman, the issue of minimum wage was implemented a hundred percent for workers in both public and private sectors in Delta state.

He added that in Delta state, civil servants’ promotion are carrying out as at when due with their financial benefits to such promotions.

He maintained that the issue of pensioners for those under old pension scheme ” called the defined benefit scheme” have been paid up-to- date, and that the local government pensioners and benefits have also been harmonized, saying the process of implementation have already started.

On civil servants Health insurance scheme, chief comrade Goodluck Ofobruku disclosed that the scheme was introduced with little contribution from workers counterpart funding from the state government that workers and their families can be treated without paying dine.

He called on Nigerians to take the forthcoming general election seriously and vote their right choice of candidate into office.

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