No Worker Will Be Sacked, Says Federal Government

The Federal Government on Thursday allayed the fears of Nigerian workers over the recommendation by the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mallam Lamido Sanusi, that the government should trim its workforce by 50 per cent, saying it was desirous of creating more jobs for Nigerians.

The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, who made government’s position known at the 8th National Labour Relations Summit and Fellowship Award held at the Michael Imodu National Labour Studies (MINILS) Ilorin, Kwara State, assured the workers that “no worker will be sacked”.

But the CBN governor has denied the statement attributed to him on the 50 per cent reduction of the public sector, stating that he was quoted out of context. This is just as the House of Representatives waded into the controversy generated by Sanusi’s statement, saying that the CBN governor was not in a position to teach other arms and agencies of government lessons in prudence and transparency, terming the central bank as one of the most wasteful institutions in the country.


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