Federal Government threatens to deal any company that sacks staff

Federal Government threatens to deal any company that sacks staff
The Federal Government of Nigeria has expressed surprise over the offloading of 175 workers by Skye Bank despite its instructions of companies relieving staff in large quantities.

Minister of Labour Chris Ngige said today in Switzerland where he attended the International Labour Congress, ILC said:

“We will go a step further if they continue. We know what to do. After all, the banks have the licenses giving by the government. We know what to do. They need to comply. They need to come to the negotiation table. We did  that in the oil industry and we succeeded.

“Even if you are going to lay off, there is a way to declare redundancy, there is a process. Section 20 of the Labour Act says it. You must call the unions and discuss with them. You don’t just treat them as slaves in their own country and you want us to keep quiet.

“We want them to maintain the statusquo. As far as I am the minister of labour, I will protect the interest of workers; same to the telecommunication companies, they are also talking about compiling lists without discussing with anybody.”