By Daud Olatunji
ABEOKUTA—The Federal Government workers under the aegis of Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies, SSASCGOC, has urged the Federal government to take immediate and concrete steps to reposition the Nigerian economy with a view to reducing the present hardship of Nigerians.
The Association which held its national Executive Council meeting in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, issued a communique jointly signed by President-General , Muhammad Yunusa and acting Secretary M.O Abogonye respectively.
The association urged President Buhari to speed up action to ensure that citizens who have served their fatherland faithfully do not suffer unduly.
The association however, raised the alarm over alleged massive loss of jobs and delay in payment of terminal benefits to retirees under the new pension scheme which takes up to two years.
It also urged the Federal government to look into the loss and constant fear of further loss of jobs currently going on in Intels/ AMS and Nokia due to redundancy, merger, acquisition, reorganisation in these organisations.
“NEC in session commends the President’s efforts in combating corruption in the country by way of recovery of looted funds, property and prosecution of individuals.”
“In the same vein, government is urged to reinvest the funds into the already moribund economy by way of infrastructural development.’’