The introduction of discriminatory pay practices and the imposition of apartheid-like policies in determining monthly payments is an affront to fair labour practices. The government has failed to address the eight-year backlog of gratuity owed to retirees, showing a grave disregard for the rights of those who had dedicated their careers in service.’’

Ajaero further lamented that the government had persistently shirked its duty to implement the N30,000 National Minimum Wage, a critical safeguard for the economic well-being of workers.