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Labour asks governors to resign over unpaid salaries

03 June 2016, 14:21

Abuja - The organised labour has asked state governors who are finding it difficult to pay workers’ salaries to resign, New Telegraph reports.

President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Comrade Boboi Kaigama, sais any governor who cannot pay workers’ salaries to resign from office immediately as the Congress was prepared to make their states ungovernable over failure to pay salaries.

Speaking in Abuja on Thursday at the opening of 10th Delegates Conference of TUC, Kaigama expressed concerns that some governors recently sought $3.2 billion from the World Bank after recently collecting bailouts from the Federal Government.

This is coming on the heels of the outcry by Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Bello, that he cannot pay workers’ salaries due to the current economic hardship in the country.

No fewer than 15 states including Ondo, Ekiti, Osun, Oyo, Kogi, Benue, Delta, Bayelsa, Plateau, Taraba, and Imo owe public servants arrears of salaries.

Civil servants in Ondo and Ekiti are currently on strike.

Kaigama gave assurance that the Congress would not be cowed by anybody, no matter how highly placed.

News24 reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has apologized to government workers over the non-payment of their five months salaries by Governor Ayodele Fayose.

The apology follows the resolutions reached at the State Executive Committee meeting presided over by the Chairman, Williams Sunday Ajayi in Ado Ekiti, the state capital on Wednesday.

- News 24


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