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NLC to disgrace governors owing workers salary



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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to disgrace Governors who have refused to pay complete salaries to workers, after receiving bailout funds from the federal government.

The NLC president also reveals some states are yet to implement the National minimum wage since 2011.

President of the congress, Ayuba Wabba, issued the threat in Abuja at the national executive council meeting of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU).

According to Wabba, the union has identified 10 out of the 36 states, who are particularly guilty of the offence.

“The congress has directed all states chapters whose members are owed more than three months’ salaries arrears to declare an industrial action and we have promised to name and shame them,” he said.

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“The states include Imo that has been paying workers’ salaries in percentage and has not declared utilisation of the bailout fund and Paris club refund.

“They paid 40 percent pension to their pensioners without their consent and provided a form for them to sign under duress. That is not allowed in law.

“We have Bayelsa which has between five to 10 months’ arrears, Ondo is owing between four and six, Ekiti, (five to eight), Benue (five to eight) and Kogi which is the worst case scenario.

“We have three categories of workers in Kogi. We have 40 percent that are being paid up to date, we have 25 percent that had not been paid between eight and sixteen months.

“We also have another 25 percent that have not been paid between eight and twenty-one months.

“In all the sectors, they have categorised the workers into three categories,”‎ he said.

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