The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba, has lamented the widening socio-economic gap between the rich and poor in the country.
He said that in spite of various programmes designed and executed by past and present administrations, local and international indicators have pointed to widening social and financial inequality gap between the poor and rich.
Wabba made the observation on Thursday at the 10th Delegates Conference of Medical Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), in Abuja.
According to him, developed and some developing countries have designed their economic system such that the rich subsidise the poor but Nigeria’s situation appears to be opposite.
Wabba charged the government to immediately commence the process of reserving the noticeable socio-economic imbalance in the country for the sake of social justice and equity.
“Salary increase for all classes of workers in the society is done based on certain indices, either inflation or cost of living index. If salary of politicians are increased, justice demands that such should be done for other public workers,” the NLC President said.