By Chioma Godwin
The National President of National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) has congratulated Nigerian workers, especially NAAT members nationwide on the occasion of this year May Day celebration.
President of NAAT, Comrade Ibeji Nwokoma in his May Day message to the workers said this year celebration is very important to Nigeria workers as this reflect on their welfare and sefety of workers as the Nation is facing the worst security situations in its history.
He also used the occasion of this year May Day celebration to call on the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi to intervene in the crisis rocking Ekiti State University (EKSU) by addressing the issues of salaries and allowances as well as the statutory deductions of workers, saying they must be paid without further delay.
He call on Government to prioritize the welfare of workers as the greatest asset a Nation could have is her workforce. He charged the Federal Government to fulfill the promise of paying the National Minimum Wage Arrears of his members as well as streamlining the allowances of NAAT members to their salaries.
Comrade Nwokoma also called on Government to take full audit of the state of university Laboratories in Nigeria and take urgent steps to address the deplorable state and improve the working conditions of his members.
The President also use this opportunity to ask workers to mindful of the ravaging Covid _ 19 Pandemic that has damaged the world economy especially Nigeria. He therefore, challenge Government for decent Jobs and People’s Welfare as the Theme for this year may day celebration.
Comrade Ibeji Nwokoma decried the rate of insecurity in the country today. He condemned incessant kidnapping and killing of students as well as Staff in our Tertiary institutions. The case of Greenfield University is one of the many sorry situation in the country today. He therefore called on Government to put machineries in motion to ensure the release of those still in captivity. He urged the government to deploy technolgy and task the security forces to put an end to this ugly situations in the country. Nigeria sovereignty is seriously under threat.