The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has stated that the Kogi State government is owing workers between 8 – 38 months salary arrears.
The NLC Chairman in Kogi State Onuh Edoka, said this at the seventh quadrennial delegates’ conference in Lokoja, Thursday.
According to Edoka, the non-payment of salary arrears is in spite of the over N200 billion given to Kogi State as monthly allocations and several bailouts and loan collected.
He lamented that the development has left workers in the state battered and almost turning to beggars.
The NLC boss noted that the worst hit among the workers was the local government staff some of who were owed over 52 months salaries arrears.
The organised labour pleaded with the state government to make a monthly payment of salaries a priority.
It appealed to President Muhammad Buhari to intervene in the release of the second batch of the N30. 8 billion bailout fund to the state government to enable payment of salary arrears.
It was observed that all the union leaders were returned unopposed for the second term with the state chairman Onu Edoka retaining his position
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