National President of the Youth Wing Christian Association of Nigeria, YOWICAN, Engr. Daniel Kadzai has asserted that workers in the country were fast becoming beggars and slaves under the All Progressives Congress, APC,-led administration in the country.
He lamented that the situation had become worse by the attitude of some state governors who hide under the cover of the current economic downturn to deny workers their salaries and other legitimate entitlements, noting that the unbearable hardship has forced many Nigerians, especially workers and their families, to turn beggars.
Kadzai, who made the assertion in a chat with journalists in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital at the weekend, regretted that most of the state governors refusing to pay their workers were living flamboyant lifestyles with their family members while their workers continue to wallow in abject poverty due to nonpayment of their salaries.
“They (governors) have no moral justification owing their workers because information available to me shows that despite the ‘economic downturn’, no governor has failed to pay salary to himself for a single month.”
“They continue to travel in long convoys, pay allowances to themselves in addition to the security votes that have been abused by them but refused to pay their workers. This is indeed, very unfortunate”.
He further alleged that most of the governors, apart from travelling in long convoys, fly on chartered Aircraft at the expense of their state resources without minding the hardship being faced by the masses, calling for an amendment of the constitution to allow for prosecution of governors who hide under the immunity clause to perpetrate crime in their official dealings.
The youth leader regretted that people who could no longer bear the untold hardship being experienced in the country under the President Buhari-led administration were hanging themselves to death, expressing fears that many might die in same manner if urgent steps were not taken to address the unfortunate economic recession.