The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has commended the Nigerian Labour Congress, which protested on May 1, demanding for the rights of workers during the Workerâ€™s Day celebration in Abuja.
Dogara spoke at the launch of a book on corruption by Dino Melaye, a Senator from Kogi state.
â€œRecently, in the labour community, we went for May Day and some of us were nearly held hostage. You cannot blame the workers.
â€œWhile they were agitating for their rights, agitating for minimum wage, some of us are talking about living wage.
â€œYou see, the workers control, perhaps, about 96 per cent of the budget. In the National Assembly, we have about 92 per cent, judiciary and the rest.
â€œSo, if you do not make the environment conducive for those who administer this money not to want to be corrupt, you will end up jailing people,â€™â€™ he said.