Aliyu Akwe Doma, a former governor of Nasarawa State has chastised his successor, Tanko Al-Makura for failing to prioritize workers’ welfare in the state.
Doma who lost to Al-Makura in the 2011 general elections expressed displeasure over the Governor’s heedlessness towards workers’ welfare.
While speaking with journalists on Tuesday at his Doma village home, he described him as a total failure and a stain on the good reputation of the state.
He was the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and incumbent governor of Nasarawa State when Al-Makura on the platform of Congress Progressive Change (CPC) defeated him in the election.
He recalled that Al-Makura’s victory in 2011 against him was driven by his lapses of salary-shortfall that triggered labour strike for just a month which the governor used as a slide into power.
“Al-Makura took the advantage of the strike action embarked upon by the labour union in 2011 as his campaign mantra to unseat me from power, what difference has the governor made even as he continued with another tenure that will elapse 29 May 2019”, he said.
He said for six years Governor Al Makura did not employ a single clerk into the civil service, but he sacked 7000 workers that were gainfully employed during his administration to reduce the state of employment among the masses.
Governor Al-Makura has been embroiled in a running battle with workers in the state under the aegis of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over unpaid salaries.