- Some 9,000 workers of the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) are set to lose their jobs, the organised labour has warned
- The labour union said the workers would lose their jobs should the alteration of the amended bill empowering the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to collect electronic stamp duty scale through
- According to the organised labour, the amended bill is expected to enable the FIRS to collect electronic stamp duty on behalf of the federal government
The organised labour in Nigeria has warned that no fewer than 9,000 civil servants will lose their jobs should the alteration of the amended bill empowering the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to collect electronic stamp duty scale through.
Leadership reports that the civil servants who are all staff of the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) risk losing their jobs if the bill is signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.
It was gathered that the bill is expected to enable the FIRS to collect electronic stamp duty on behalf of the federal government.
Speaking to journalists on Thursday, December 5, the general secretary of the Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies (SSASCGOC), Ayo Olorunfemi, said NIPOST workers were at the National Assembly to protest the amendment of the bill.
Olorunfemi said the workers demand an urgent amendment to return the collection of stamp duty to NIPOST.
He said since inception, it has remained the core mandate of NIPOST to collect stamp duty and remit five per cent of whatever was collected for infrastructural development with the agency across states in Nigeria.
He also said that part of the money remitted is used for the motivation of NIPOST staff across states.
He also said that the organised labour earlier sponsored a bill to empowerment NIPOST to make electronic stamps available for all business transactions.
“And all of a sudden because we put the financial implications, the huge revenue derivable from the project, the Federal Inland Revenue Service connive with the minister of Finance to corner the process," Olorunfemi said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) had warned state governors to ensure that the new minimum wage is implemented and paid to workers across the states.
The NLC said it had set up strategies to monitor state governments' compliance with the payment of the new minimum wage as governors who fail to comply will witness a shutdown of his government by the congress.
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