• TUC Commends Governor Ugwuanyi For Constantly Paying Salaries

    TUC Commends Governor Ugwuanyi For Constantly Paying Salaries

    According to reports, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has commended Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for the prudent management of the state’s resources which had led to constant payment of workers’ salaries.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the TUC was reacting to a report of BudgIT, a data organisation, which listed Enugu among the only three states in the federation that were fulfilling obligations to their workers.

    Mr Chukwuma Igbokwe, the Chairman of Enugu State Chapter of TUC, told NAN on […]

  • Jigawa government denies owing workers salaries

    Jigawa government denies owing workers salaries

    Jigawa Government on Wednesday refuted online media report that it was among states owing backlog of salaries of civil servants.

    Fielding questions from newsmen in Dutse, the state’s Head of Civil Service, Alhaji Muhammad Tahir, said no civil servant was owed salaries since the inception of the government.

    Tahir explained that at a critical time when most states could not pay salaries, Jigawa was among very few that paid entitlements of its workers as at when due.

    “The report is unacceptable and it […]

  • 33 states can’t pay salaries – BudgIT

    33 states can’t pay salaries – BudgIT

    BudgIT, a data-simplifying civic organisation has said 33, out of the 36 states of the Federation, are unable to fulfill recurrent obligations.

    In 2015, BudgIT said only 19 states were in that situation.

    Before President Muhammad Buhari’s administration officially declared Nigeria in a recession, few months ago,  17 states were reportedly able to meet up with recurrent needs, but, according to BudgIT’s report, only three states can now meet recurrent obligations.

    A report released by the organisation titled ‘State of States’ showed that […]

  • Governor Dickson orders full payment of workers’ salaries

    Governor Dickson orders full payment of workers’ salaries

    Ahead of the Supreme Court judgment on Teusday, the Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, has announced the commencement of the payment of full salaries, to all civil servants from the month of November.

    For several months, the state workforce had been receiving 50% of their salaries as a result of the lean resources to the state, especially from the Federation Account.

    This however, is about to change as the governor has now directed the State Commissioner for Finance, Mr Maxwell Ebibai, […]

  • Governor Obiano assures on prompt payment of salaries, pension

    Governor Obiano assures on prompt payment of salaries, pension

    Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has assured that his administration will continue to be prompt in payment of salaries of civil servants, teachers and entitlement of pensioners in the state.

    Speaking in Port Harcourt,, capital of Rivers State at an event to mark the 25 anniversary of Anambra State, the governor said he was in Port Harcourt to acquaint Anambrarians in the state of the success of his administration, adding that he would also get their suggestions on how to […]

  • 27 out of 36 states can’t pay salaries, says Buhari

    27 out of 36 states can’t pay salaries, says Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said Nigeria’s biggest problem is the issue of Internal Displaced Persons, IDPs.

    He made the remark while commending the role played by the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, in the release of the 21 abducted Chibok school girls.

     

    It was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

    The statement quoted Buhari as saying that his administration was prepared to continue talks with the Boko Haram insurgent “as long as […]

  • I won’t leave salaries unpaid – Fayose vows

    I won’t leave salaries unpaid – Fayose vows

    Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, on Wednesday said he would not leave salaries of workers unpaid, just as he gave the assurance that all projects being executed by his administration would be completed before leaving office.

    He stated this in Ado-Ekiti while laying the foundation of a new High Court complex.

    The governor also slammed the Department of State Security Service for invading judges’ residences‎ at night, saying it was a bad omen.

    ‎”We are embarking on this project because we know […]

  • Teachers are More Important than Politicians, Reduce Our Salaries Now – Ben Bruce Tells Buhari

    Teachers are More Important than Politicians, Reduce Our Salaries Now – Ben Bruce Tells Buhari

    In a message posted on Facebook and Twitter to mark the ‘World Teacher’s Day’ on Wednesday, the senator representing Bayelsa east, Ben Murray-Bruce, has called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government for a reduction in the salaries of politicians.

    The chairman of Silverbird group who lamented the plight of teachers, saying they deserve better pay, added that Nigeria would be a better country if teachers were properly remunerated.

    “Nigeria has some of the highest paid politicians and some of the lowest […]

  • Pay us our salaries – Bayelsa teachers tell Dickson

    Pay us our salaries – Bayelsa teachers tell Dickson

    Primary and secondary school teachers in Bayelsa State, Wednesday, deplored eight months of unpaid salaries and marginalisation in the state appealing to the state Governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson, to pay the arrears.

    Marking Teachers Day in low key at their secretariat in Yenagoa, the teachers, under the auspices of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) said Bayelsa’s educational sector was replete with crises.

    The state Chairman, NUT, Mr. Kalama John-Tonpre, reeled out the problems facing teachers in the state as non-payment of […]

  • Adamawa Health Workers Lament Non-payment Of 2 Years’ Salaries

    Adamawa Health Workers Lament Non-payment Of 2 Years’ Salaries

    Health workers in Adamawa State numbering over 800 have called on Governor Muhamadu Jibrila Bindow  to pay their two years salaries since 2014 when they are recruited into the state civil service.

    The workers made the plea through their spokesman , Mallam Ibrahim Auwal, yesterday in Yola. He  said they had complained to Ministry of Health and a committee was set up but up till now there was nothing forth-coming.

    The spokesman lamented that  about 836 of them were screened by a […]

  • Teachers’ salaries more important than capital expenditure — Saraki

    Teachers’ salaries more important than capital expenditure — Saraki

    Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has said that teachers’ salaries should be given priority over capital expenditure.

    He said the Senate would work towards ensuring that salaries of teachers were paid promptly.

    Saraki also asked the government to leave capital investments to the private sector in order to enable it to focus on social infrastructure such as regular payment of teachers’ salaries.

    The senate president spoke on Friday at the 2016 Founder’s Day lecture of the King’s College, Lagos.

    Saraki, who is an old […]