REVEALED! 23 States Owing Up To 16 Months Workers’ Salaries Despite Getting Bailout Funds [LIST]

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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:

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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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