The NLC also says the government is insensitive over the plight of workers especially pensioners.
NLC Chairperson in Rivers State, Mrs. Beatrice Itubo in an interview, in reaction to an allegation by the Pensioners that the union was not doing enough to pressure the state government to attend to pay them their gratuities and pensions, said she has done her best to get government to pay them, but her efforts have so far proved abortive.
She said she understands that the pensioners need results.
She expressed that it was her clamour to secure their payments that has pitched her against the Governor Nyesom Wike-led administration.
Itubo said she has been having series of meetings on behalf of the pensioners and that the NLC even embarked on strike on their behalf.
“If they say I am not doing enough I understand because people want to see results, it is because of the pensioners that I am not in good terms with the state government, I have been accused of a lot of things because of the pensioners,” she said.
She however noted that all efforts have proved abortive because the state government is nonchalant about the plight of the pensioners.
“The government is very very nonchalant, they don’t want to do anything, they are very insensitive concerning the plight of the workers especially pensioners,” she said.
She urged the pensioners to channel their grievances to the appropriate quarters instead of turning around to blame her as she has done her best.