Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
26 states owe workers salaries — some for up to 16 months •List of the debtor states

By News Express on 27/06/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,990


Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) said yesterday that 23 states of the Federation currently owe local government workers’ arrears of salary ranging from one to 16 months.

NULGE National President, Ibrahim Khaleel, stated this in a statement, in Abuja, yesterday.

Khaleed was, however, full of praises for Lagos, Ogun, Kano, Katsina, Jigawa, Sokoto, Kebbi, Bauchi, Borno, Yobe, Gombe, Cross River, Niger and Anambra that are up to date in payment of local government workers.

According to Kaheel, Bayelsa State is leading in indebtedness to local council workers with between 10 to 16 months, followed by Kogi, between seven to 15 months; and Delta State with eight to 14 months.

“Kaduna, 12 months;  Oyo three to 11 months; Edo 10 months; Abia five to nine months;  Kwara two to nine months; Benue nine months and Nasarawa seven months.

“Ondo, Ekiti, Imo with six months; Zanfara has not been implementing the minimum wage, Adamawa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Plateau owe four months, while Taraba and FCT owe three months.

“While Osun State has been paying half salaries for 24 months and few, staff are owed few months in Enugu,” he said.

The union noted that Ekiti has refused to remit union dues for the past nine months and Ogun has not also remitted its deduction for seven months.

The national president also said that 700 staff were owed between one to three months in Cross River State.

He called on the governors of the states to offset the salaries and other allowances of local government workers with the second tranche of the Paris Loan Refund released to them.

He said that failure to do so, the union would be forced to mobilised and shut down all local government councils in the country.

Khaleel urged state governors not to divert or tamper with the second tranche of the Paris Club Loan refund but deploy it to offset the entitlement of the workers.

He, however, said the union is aware that some state governors were already claiming that the amount released was not in conformity with the published figure.

“We want to state in strong terms that no governor should either divert or tamper with the funds.

“This should be an avenue where the backlog of arrears of salaries owed local government workers and some other welfare packages should be settled; such as leave bonus, arrears of promotion benefits, arrears of annual increment and non implementation of minimum wage most especially in Zamfara State are resolved and paid.

“We, therefore, use this medium to appeal passionately that governors should use this second tranche of the Paris Club loan refund to clear arrears of salaries.

This will help ameliorate the untold hardship our staff are currently passing through due.” (Daily Sun)

Source News Express

Posted 27/06/2017 06:01:44 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
El-Rufai’s anti-people policies may cost APC Kaduna in...

Abuja Chamber sets up export desk •Congratulates Awolowo...

RIGHTSView, By EMMANUEL ONWUBIKO: Our Northern ‘Naughty’ Governors...

Fire guts Erisco Foods warehouse, consumes goods worth...

Royal fathers endorse Obiano as next Anambra Governor...

Africa’s food markets: One trillion dollar opportunity by...

2019: Buhari must go — Atiku

Dangote starts $1bn cement plant in Edo

Evangelist Bonnke returns to Lagos for ‘farewell message’...

Challenges of democracy and role of CSOs

Court nullifies Abuja ‘Park and Pay’ scheme

MTN faces R4.6bn problem

 

Latest News Kaduna recruits PhD holder as primary school teacher 2019: Okowa, Wike, Udom screened, cleared •Okowa predicts victory for PDP candidates Abia 2019: PDP clears Ikpeazu, hails sterling performance Vote buying: Police arrests 2 PDP agents with cash Osun Guber: Omisore cries foul, Aregbesola praises INEC Randy Catholic Bishop denied bail FRSC releases recruitment screening time-table 5th term: Banjo tasks Tinubu, Oshiomhole, others Looking for a job? Be careful about what you post on social media Buhari leaves for UNGA73 tomorrow China summons US Ambassador over military sanctions Skye: AMCON pumps N786bn into new Polaris Bank

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (395,750 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (376,388 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (308,063 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (250,348 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (232,013 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (221,507 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (199,797 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (181,446 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (165,490 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (163,262 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (158,011 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (146,784 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (63) Business & Economy (3,619) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (933) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (547) Features (652) Global Business Monitor (301) International (2,423) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (144) News (39,054) Opinion (1,110) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,688) Religion (871) Sports (1,699) Stock Watch (34) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

I am Imo State's New Governor -- Okorocha's son-in-law Uche Nwosu...

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement