Chris Steven, Abuja
The Acting Executive Chairman, Federal Character Commission, Dr. Shettima Bukar Abba has said that the Commission is committed to ending the problem of casualisation of workers in government establishments across the country.
The problem, according to is fast gaining ground in government organisations despite being exclusive practice of the private sector that is profit motivated.
Already, he said the Commission, in its efforts to support de-casualisation by government organisations has approved the regularization of the appointments of casual staff from the Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
He said 627 casual staff of the Federal Road Maintenance Agency were regularized while the Commission also approved the regularization of 40 casual staff of the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency.
Dr. Abba spoke in Abuja on Tuesday at the First youth stakeholders forum on improving employability skills organised by the office of Senior Special Assistant to the President on Youth and Students Affairs.
He disclosed that MDAS have been advised to adequate budgetary provision to integrate their casual workers into full employment.
His words: ” There’s increasing trend of casualisation in the public and private sector. It is becoming more worrisome that the incidence which is exclusive practice of the private sector with the profit mentality has gradually reared it’s head in the public sector.
All extant laws including international labour laws frowned at it as it denies fair pay, job security, gratuity, pension and others.
Generally, casual workers work under appalling and severe conditions. Knowing fully the fact that casualisation of staff is against the labour laws, the Commission is making effoet to bring it to an end”.