Nigeria Labour Congress has accused the Governor of Plateau State, Mr. Jonah Jang, of deliberately compounding the crisis over the non implementation of the minimum wage in the state.
President of the NLC, Mr. Abdulwahed Omar, stated this in statement on Sunday.
Jang, he said, was mobilising unemployed youths in the state against workers instead of settling the rift arising from N18,000 minimum wage.
Omar also urged Jang drop “dictatorial tendencies” if he was to succeed as a civilian governor.
He said, “It has become obvious that Mr. Jonah Jang, the Governor of Plateau State is a crisis-happy man, who is determined to ensure the constant absence of peace and tranquility in his state.
“For us, we have restrained ourselves from using the full weight of our capacity to declare total industrial action in the state because it is obvious to everyone that the state is already engulfed in several avoidable crisis enough to cause the governor deeper concern for peace.
“However, Jonah Jang seems determined to deepen the crisis as he has been mobilising unemployed youths against striking workers in the state.
“These unemployed youths are the same ones he was supposed to provide decent jobs as part of his responsibility as the governor, but he has opted to throw crumbs at them to defend him in his quest for deeper crisis.
“We remind the governor that he is no longer a military officer who had governed two states under military dictatorship; he urgently needs to drop his military toga if he wants to succeed as a civilian.”