Worker’s Day: Tell Us When You’ll Pay Four Months Salary Arrears, Adamawa NLC Urges Bindow

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By Tom Garba, Yola – The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Adamawa on Monday urged the state Governor, Muhammadu Bindow to make definite pronouncement on when he intends to clear the four months outstanding salaries arrears of Local Government workers particularly the school teachers .

Adamawa State Chairman of NLC, Dauda Maina, said there is need for a clear policy statement on how the outstanding salaries of three and four months owed Local Government workers , Primary Health Care Development Agency and Primary School teachers would be paid.

Comrade Dauda who spoke on the occasion of the Worker’s Day in Yola, Adamawa capital, also urged the governor to, as matter of urgency, set an investigative panel to probe the activities of the state Ministry of Local Government which he accused of mismanagement of the state resources under its care.

Comrade Dauda lamented what it called the laxity of the State government in addressing the lingering problems of non payment of salaries to the state’s civil servants.

He how commended the State Governor, describing him as one of the most hard working governors especially in the area of infrastructure development.

The state’s chairman of NLC, while addressing hundreds of civil servants gathered at the Ribadu square to mark this year’s May day celebration in the state, called on the state’s workers to corporate with the Governor in order to do more in touching the lives of people in the state.

“It’s good to announce that for the past two years Bindow is the only Governor who is always registering his personal presence not in representation to join the thousands of workers of the state to mark our day.” Maina said.

The governor, while reacting promised that the workers would be carried along in decision making.

He assured that he is working toward settling the outstanding salaries of the local government which he claimed it’s administration inherited.

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