The Nigeria Labour Congress says workers welfare is not properly captured in the 2017 national budget.
NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, who stated this in Abuja, stressed that the budget system is not transparent enough, as a lot of issues have arisen, especially the allocations for capital and recurrent expenditure.
He, however, decried the late implementation of the budget, saying substantial time has been lost in the preparation that ought to have taken effect.
Comrade Wabba added that the process and the manner of implementation of the national budget has certainly not been encouraging to Nigerians.
The NLC President noted that a study of the figures in the budget shows that, major priorities were given to areas that do not address the fundamental issues that Nigerians are passing through.