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Salary Arrears: ALGON Woos Labour Unions In Nasarawa

Posted: Nov 2, 2015 at 2:05 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)


By Michael David, Lafia

The Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) in Nasarawa State has appealed to the organised labour in the state to reason with government on their salaries arrears.

It also disclosed that the government was putting modalities in place to clear all outstanding salaries.

Chairman of ALGON, Suleiman Wambai, made the appeal at a press conference in Lafia on Sunday.

He appealed to labour unions in the state to remain calm and patient while ALGON and other critical stakeholders fashion out ways of ensuring that all outstanding arrears of local government workers were paid in full.

“I want to appeal to labour and other critical stakeholders with which we sat down together to look at the disbursement of this bailout funds to be peaceful and patient and appreciate the effort this present administration has put in place to ensure every worker gets paid.

“It is to our dismay that after we had agreed to the way and manner in the disbursement of this bailout, some sections of the union went out to call for a strike. We hope they will have a rethink.

“There is no any hidden agenda under the carpet. This process is done with transparency, with accountability and above all with the fear of God,” he said.

He explained that local government councils have received the N4.3 billion bailout fund from the state government to pay salaries of local government workers across the state.

The ALGON chairman, however, said that the bailout funds released to the 13 local government councils of the state under the aegis of ALGON will pay the salary arrears for the months of July, August and September, respectively.

“With the availability of the bailout funds, we are happy to tell you that we are going to pay 50 percent of July, 100 percent for August and 100 percent for September.”