Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President, Wabba Ayuba, has reiterated his call for salary increment for workers.
He lamented that in Nigeria, the poor were the ones subsidizing the rich.
Wabba spoke on Thursday in Abuja at the 10th National Quadrennial delegates conference of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN).
He said, “The inequality gap between the rich and the poor in our country is getting expanded. Whereas in other countries it is the rich that subsidize for the poor but in our case, it is the poor that subsidize for the rich.
“In other climes, the increase of salary to all classes of workers in the society is done based on certain indices, either inflation, cost of living index.
“If you are increasing the salary of political office holders, you must also look at the same percentage for the salary of workers. We generate the wealth of our nation and must be partakers of the wealth we create. ”
He, therefore, urged President Buhari to bring on board people who will work for him and add value to governance.
“President Muhammed Buhari must be very selective in bringing the team that will work for him, not people that have nothing to add to the system.
“We have seen that in the past years, it has been difficult for him to change his cabinet and by now he must have realized the bad and the good ones among them”.