The National Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE, has revealed the list of 23 states of the federation currently owing local government workers’ arrears of salary, ranging from one to 16 months.
Ibrahim Khaleel, the national president of the union, stated this in a statement in Abuja.
According to Vanguard, Mr Khaleel said that Bayelsa state is owing local council workers the most with between 10 and 16 months unpaid.
Below is the list of states that owe salaries and the number ofmonths they owe:
1. Bayelsa state- owes 10 to 16 months
2. Kogi – 7 to 15 months
3. Delta – 8 to 14 months
4. Kaduna – 12 months
5. Oyo – 3 to 11 months
6. Edo – 10 months
7. Abia – 5 to 9 months
8. Kwara – 2 to 9 months
9. Benue – 9 months
10. Nasarawa – 7 months
11. Ondo – 6 months
12. Ekiti – 6 months
13. Imo – 6 months
14. Adamawa – 4 months
15. Rivers – 4 months
16. Akwa Ibom – 4 months
17. Ebonyi – 4 months
18. Plateau – 4 months
19. Taraba – 3 months
20. FCT- 3 months
21. Enugu- 1 to 3 months
22. Osun – been paying half salaries for 24 months
23. Cross River- about 700 workers are owed for between 1 to 3 months
24. Zamfara – hasn’t implemented minimum wage
Mr Khaleel called on the governors of the states to offset the salaries and other allowances of local government workers with the second tranche of the Paris Loan Refund released to them.
According to him, failure to do so, would make the union mobilise and shut down all local government councils in the country.
“We want to state in strong term that no governor should either divert or tamper with the fund. This should be an avenue where the backlog of arrears of salaries owed the local government workers and some other welfare packages should be settled.
“Such as leave bonus, arrears of promotion benefits, arrears of annual increment and non-implementation of minimum wage most especially in Zamfara State are resolved and paid.
“We, therefore, use this medium to appeal passionately to the state governors to use this second tranche of Paris club loan refund to clear the backlog of arrears of outstanding salaries,” he said.
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