Despite Appalling Work Conditions, Many Workers Choose Not To Join Brain Drain – NLC

Labour Says Despite Appalling Work Conditions, Many Workers Choose Not To Join Brain Drain
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, spoke to reporters in Abuja on December 17, 2021.

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has revealed that most of the country’s talented and dedicated workers have refused to leave the country in spite the allures of better pay and living conditions abroad.

Ayuba Wabba, the NLC President, made this assertion on Saturday, via an Independence Day message tagged, “Our Dream for a Great Nigeria will Never Die’’.

He also stated that staff of tertiary institutions across the country toil to ensure the system is always functioning, despite the appalling budgetary allowances allocated to the education sector by the Federal Government.

The NLC president stated that the working people of Nigeria have refused to give up on their dreams for a better and greater country.

He said this was the reason most of the country’s talented and dedicated workers have refused to leave the country in spite the allures of better pay and living conditions abroad.

“It is this bright dream that has kept many of our health workers in Nigeria despite the fact that their counterparts earn a fortune, but they have decided to stay here and continue serving their fellow compatriots.

“Many of our lecturers and other university workers, others whose services are highly sought after outside the shores of our country have remained here despite several disappointments from the system because the Nigerian dream still beats in their hearts.

“We can say the same for our resilient youth who have refused to join the outbound caravan in search of greener pastures. Instead of leaving, our young people have taken seriously the dream of a greater country,’’ he said.

Wabba stated that the youths are making effective demands and have taken their own destiny, saying they are not giving or accepting “shishi”.

Labour says despite appalling work conditions, many workers choose not to join brain drain