From Ahmed Kaigama, Bauchi
The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Bauchi State chapter has dispeled rumour by some politicians that the state government is owing civil servants’ salaries.
The state Chairman of NLC, Comrade Hashimu Muhammad Gital stated this during a press conference in Bauchi yesterday.
He said government is not owing a single month salary, contrary to some politicians who used social media and other media platform to spread rumour on salaries and gratuities.
He explained that they will soon embark on tour because some politicians in the state have resorted to the use of conventional and social media platforms to speak on workers monthly salary and gratuity of retired workers.
“The previous administration left one month salary, we embarked on strike to pressure the government and we achieved that. As at today there is no arrear of salary. The politicians should be fair to us and the state government”.
According to him, the Union is also discussing with government to see how the huge gratuity put at about N16 billion will be paid to retired workers in the state.
“The state workforce is estimated between 95,000 and 105,000. We are on verification and at the end of the exercise, we will determine the actual number of workers in the state” he said