The Nigerian Labour congress (NLC) on Monday said greed by political office holders has continued to create hardship for workers in the country.
The president of the congress, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, stated this at the International Trade Union Congress (ITUC-Africa) Regional Conference on “Advancing Decent Work in Global Supply Chain in Africa,” which began in Abuja, Monday.
The conference was organised by the NLC in collaboration with ITUC-Africa.
He said there was an urgent need to end corporate greed at all levels of the nation’s governance system.
Wabba also said the ills and inequalities of multinational enterprises have left scars on the people.
“Comrades and friends, on the issue of fighting to halt and ultimately end corporate greed, we are all witnesses to the ills and iniquities of multinational enterprises.
“From 2007 to 2008 when corporate greed and market rascality plunged the world into a financial and later, harrowing economic crisis, working men and women, pensioners and communities suffered immense losses.
“Till date, the miseries and hardship caused by their reckless and greedy actions have left scars on people, households, communities and economies,” the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted the NLC president as saying at the forum.
Wabba blamed politicians for “offensive concessions to businesses and providing them tax havens.”
?“Shockingly, rather than side with their people, constituents and constituencies, politicians and governments have continued to make obscene and offensive concessions to businesses,” he added.