The Taraba State Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress Comrade Peter Gambo has called on the State Government to guard against the issues of Godfatherism, favouritism and political interest in the proposed recruitment of workers into the State Civil Service.
Comrade Peter Gambo Made the call while answering questions on the lifting of the embargo on employment into the State Civil Service.
The NLC Chairman lauded the State Governor Arch. Darius Dickson Ishaku and his Executives for coming with such a recommendation but expressed fear that it should properly be guarded so that the exercise will not be hijacked for political reasons adding that the recruitment should be done on merit to achieve its purpose.
According to him, only those that have professional certificate should be recruited into the various positions or vacancies to move the State Civil Service forward.
He said in the past, politicians have been submitting names of their candidates and neglecting the intelligent ones that have nobody in the society to support them.
Speaking further, the NLC Chairman also backed the resolution of government to sack those that have been working with statements of results over the years without their original institutional certificates and also quickly called on those affected to collect their certificates.
The NLC Chairman also stated that agitation of Nigerian workers for review of salary is a step in the right direction because the eighteen thousand minimum wage cannot longer stand the market force because of the high cost of leaving in the country and other family responsibilities.
He expressed appreciation to the Federal Government for constituting the committee to look into the demand, adding that NLC Leadership in the country will not sleep over the issue.