Some Nigerian senators have donated no fewer than 1,200 bags of rice to civil servants in Kogi state to alleviate their sufferings. . This was made known to Journalists on Wednesday by the senator representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye According to Melaye, the donations were made in response to his clarion call on his colleagues to assist in cushioning the effect of hardship the civil servants who were yet-to-be paid their salaries for over 22 months The senator, who also disclosed that the donations included some bags of fertiliser, said: “Gentlemen, you are aware of acute hardship in Kogi state workforce now due to over 22 months of non payment of salaries. “At our level, we will continue to do our best to assist where necessary particularly that the sit
The House of Representatives has mandated its Ad Hoc Committee on Bail-out Funds to investigate non-payment of salaries of Kogi workers and report back within one week. The House also mandated the Central Bank Of Nigeria (CBN) to within one week report and explain the utilisation of Salary Bail-out Fund given to states. The directives followed a unanimous adoption of a Motion of Urgent National Importance moved by Rep. Sunday Karimi (Kogi-PDP) at the plenary presided by the Speaker, Mr Yakubu Dogara on Tuesday. Moving the motion, Karim said in spite of the federal statutory allocation, salary bail-out funds and Paris Club refund received by Kogi Government, non-payment of state and local government workers salaries still lingers. He said Mr Edward Soje, a Director in the Kogi C...
No fewer than 2,000 Police personnel attached to the Kaduna State Command are currently protesting over the non-payment of their August and September salaries. The aggrieved police personnel which cut across the rank and file of the Command, are assembled in front of the Salaries Office inside the Command headquarters in Kaduna Town. Addressing the aggrieved personnel, the State Commissioner of Police, Cyril Abeh, explained that the delay was from the Finance Ministry’s IPPS office and not the fault of the police. “They are police officers operating under the law, if they misbehave, we will deal with them according to the law. This is mutiny. “I am in the field attending to a very important security matter, but will be on my way back to headquarters to address them
The issue of non-payment of workers’ salaries has come to a head in Benue State as long-drawn exchange of brickbats between the government and labour leaders in the state and at national level has followed the seven-day warning strike, embarked by workers in the state. Following the lingering crises between the Benue State government and organised labour in the state over default in payment of salaries to the state’s civil servants, the national secretariat of the Nigeria Labour Congress waded in with a view to finding a common ground on the problem. There has a cold war between labour in the state and the state government which started when the government directed all civil servants to submit their statement of account for a reason which was not explained. It was a directive that