Taraba: We Don’t Want Contract Appointment Any Longer – Magaji

Emmanuel Awari-Jalingo

The former State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC, Comrade Mark Magaji has express concerned on the manner of which Taraba State Government engages retired workers on contract appointment after their retiring from their service, thereby depriving others from benefiting their positions.

He disclose this in his goodwill message during the Workers Day in Jalingo the state capital.

“Some workers have served the state in various capacities up to their retirement time, why is that state government bringing them back leaving those that are qualified to handle the positions?

“We don’t want contract appointment any longer. Those that are due for retirement should go so as to create chance for others to raise and occupy their positions.

“They should go so that the younger ones can grow.

On his part, the State Chairman of Trade Union Congress TUC, Comrade Sule Albasu urge Taraba State Government to release the list of 1,600 graduates employed base on the One hundred and sixty wards across the state.

“I want to use the forum to appreciate the state government for prompt payment of monthly pension to retired civil servants. Also, I want to appeal to the state government to improve on the payment of gratuity of pensioners to alleviate their sufferings.

He noted with dismay that since two years back, workers are going through hardship due to the high cost of commodities in the market and call on government to as a matter of urgency address the problem in the interest of industrial harmony.

He express concerned on the alarming rate of insecurity in the state.

“Infact the wave of kidnapping for ransom and killings are alarming. The organize labour is calling with strong voice on government, especially the incoming Governor elect to use his erstwhile military experience to curb this menace in the state before it sinks us into abyss.

He also express concerned on the present state of the Educational sector especially the Tertiary institutions, particularly the state university were half- baked graduates were produce and send to the labour market at the end they could not defend their certificates.

“We call on the government especially Governor elect to take into cognizance when mantle of leadership of the state is giving to him come 29th May 2023, therefore, we call on the state government to raise to the occasion so as to stop this menace.

He use the forum to salute workers on their resilience and appreciate them, adding that with collective will and sense of responsibility as a team, they will succeed at the end of it all.

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