Nasarawa Speaker assures NLC of more workers friendly laws, promises to step down bill on contributory pension scheme

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From Leo Zuanke, Nassarawa

Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, says that the House would continue to enact laws that will better the lots of workers in the State.

This, the Speaker said, is to improve on the standard of living of workers and their family members, enhance peace and speedy development in the State.

The Speaker stated this while playing host to officials of Nigeria Labour Congress ( NLC), Nasarawa State Chapter today in Lafia.

Abdullahi appreciated the NLC for the visit and assured them of the assembly’s support to the union at all times.

” My consolation is that the person I am working with, His Excellency, Governor Abdullahi Sule has passion for workers in the state.

” Even if you are an enemy of Engr. A A Sule, you will appreciate him for what he is doing for the people of the State as he is also workers friendly,” he said.

The Speaker assured the NLC that the House will step down the Contributory Pension Scheme Bill that is before the House in the interest of the workers.

” I have listen carefully to your complaint and I want to assure you that we will step down the Contributory Pension Scheme Bill that was brought by the executive since you have complaint against the bill,” he said.

“This Assembly is coming to an end tomorrow Wednesday and by the grace of God I am part of the 7th Assembly and if the bill will come up we will subject it to public hearing for inputs, this Assembly always want to be part of history, good history so our commitment as Representatives of the people is to always do that which is in the best interest of the people “the Speaker added.

The Speaker called on the workers and other people of the State to support Gov. Abdullahi Sule to succeed.

Earlier, Comrade Ayuba Ismaila Okoh, the State NLC Chairman said that the visit was to familiarize themselves with the Speaker and to also tender their complaint.

Okoh also passed a vote of confidence on Speaker Balarabe over his leadership style and wish him success in his Speakership ambition.

The NLC Chairman, however, appealed to the Speaker to step down the Contributory Pension Scheme bill that was brought by the Executive to the House.

He added that the Contributory Pension Scheme bill in the State is anti- workers.

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