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It's a sin to owe workers in recession - Obiano

15 September 2016, 10:16

Abuja - Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano has said that it is a sin for any employer, especially the government to be owing its workers outstanding salaries during a recession, Punch reports.

Obiano said that the payment of workers' salaries would would revitalise the economy and come as a much needed source of income to Nigerians who are struggling financially in a difficult economic climate.

Also read: Finance minister raises issue of recession during Senate

"A state that does not pay its workers is inviting calamity. Payment of workers’ salaries energises the economy.

"We saw this recession early and made agriculture one of the pillars of our administration. This is why we have been paying our workers. It is wicked to owe workers at a time like this.

"People should embrace risk management. That is the solution to disaster, especially in a recession. No recession lasts less than 18 months, so we need to wake up. The naira is moving to N500 per dollar," Obiano said.

He then called on Nigerians to develop a culture of insuring their lives and property, saying that it was the only way in which it could mitigate the adverse financial effects of a reccession.

For more on this story, visit Punch.

- News 24


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