Construction coys cry out over inability to pay workers

By Bashir Adefaka

Following the complaint by National Union of Civil Engineering Construction, Furniture and Wood Workers (NUCECFWW), which it made on Tuesday in Lagos, a director of one the construction companies had defended the lay off of some of their workers because, according to him, they could not continue to pay salaries and wages in the wake of the non-payment for jobs done and the ones still ongoing.

The director, who spoke under condition of anonymity in a telephone interview with Vanguard, yesterday, said his own company alone had been owed in billions for over three years and that the company had retrenched not only indigenous but also expatriates as a result of the harsh financial condition.