Organised Labour under the aegis of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) yesterday flayed the decision of the Federal Government to commence the process of merging some Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) and scrap others and through that process send thousands of Public Service employees into the oversaturated Labour market.
ASCSN Secretary-General, Comrade Alade Bashir Lawal, in a statement issued in Lagos, expressed shock that the Federal Government chose this time when the whole world including Nigeria was mourning the death of thousands of people being killed daily by coronavirus to implement Steve Oronsaye Report which recommended the merging of some MDAs and the scrapping of others.
“The reality is that if some MDAs are merged and others scrapped, thousands of public servants will surely lose their jobs.
“We cannot understand the logic behind Government’s decision at this material time when Nigerians are losing their loved ones while thousands of others are being afflicted by coronavirus,” the Union added.
According to the ASCSN, the impression created before the public since this news broke out, is that the Government has no empathy and is insensitive to the suffering of millions of Nigerians.
It added that Nigeria was already rated the poorest country in the world and if Government carried out its plan to throw thousands of workers to the streets at this material time, it would lead to monumental social crisis the end result of which no one could predict.