The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria on Monday requested the Federal
Government to revisit the issue of pay rise for its workers.
The TUC's request was contained in a statement by its President, Mr
Bobboi Kaigama, and the Secretary General, Mr Musa Lawal, and made
available to newsmen on Monday in Lagos.
The statement also urged President Goodluck Jonathan to commemorate
his 56th birthday by granting Nigerians relief in some fundamental
areas noting that "Nigerian workers are not well paid'."
He said, "Investigations have revealed that Nigerian workers are among
the least paid in the sub-Saharan Africa, and this ought not to be so.
We join other Nigerians to celebrate with the President on his 56th
birthday. We indeed thank the Almighty God who has kept him alive and
given him the grace to lead the most populous black nation in the
" God has indeed been kind to him. We expect him to be kind to
Nigerians and do the right things for the nation."