• Dino Melaye asks governors to pay up workers salary arrears, claims FG gave them $4 billion

    Dino Melaye asks governors to pay up workers salary arrears, claims FG gave them $4 billion

    The controversial  Chairman Senate Committee on FCT, Dino Melaye has mentioned Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola’s name, while charging him to pay civil servants their salaries in full both at the state and LG levels to ameliorate the suffering of the people as directed by the federal government, having received huge amounts from the Federal Government.

    Giving details on how the federal government allocated the funds to states, Melaye in a Facebook post charged governors to use the money judiciously, urging other […]

  • Schools in Bayelsa remain shut over 7 months salary arrears

    Schools in Bayelsa remain shut over 7 months salary arrears

    Public primary and secondary schools in Bayelsa have yet to resume for the 2016/2017 session because of the failure of the state government to settle their seven months salary arrears.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the teachers embarked on a strike at the end of the 2015/2016 long vacation which ended in the first week of September.

    The Bayelsa chapter of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in a statement on Monday advised teachers to stay at home till their […]

  • I won’t kill myself for you – Enugu council boss blasts workers protesting 17 months salary arrears

    I won’t kill myself for you – Enugu council boss blasts workers protesting 17 months salary arrears

    Commercial and government activities were on Thursday grounded to a halt following a massive protest by workers at the Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State.

    Adelove News reports that hundreds of workers had occupied major roads in Nsukka town, urging Prof Rose Onah, the chairperson, caretaker committee of the council, to pay them one and half month salary.

    Enquiries by our correspondent showed that the workers were being owed about 17 months salary arrears.

    Some of the placards dislayed by the workers […]

  • Salary arrears: LG worker slumps, dies during protest in Edo

    Salary arrears: LG worker slumps, dies during protest in Edo

    A staff of Esan North East Local Government Area of Edo State yesterday slumped and died during a protest by members of the National Union Local Government Employees (NULGE) from the 18 lo­cal governments in the state.

    The protesters number­ing over 3,000 and dressed in black, were protesting non-payment of their sal­ary arrears when the man identified as Peter Ayewoh attached to the Works De­partment of Esan North East Local Government, slumped and died.

    The workers, who shut down Benin, the state […]

  • We will pay salary arrears from FG loans – Ekiti government

    We will pay salary arrears from FG loans – Ekiti government

    The Ekiti Commissioner for Information, Mr. Lanre Ogunsuyi, has said the N1.3bn loan from the Federal Government will be used to pay part of the workers salary arrears from this week.

    He stated this in an interview in Ado Ekiti.

    Ogunsuyi said, “We are going to use the ‘Budget Adjustment Support facility’ to pay backlog of workers salaries. That is what it will be mainly used for. It is even not enough to clear the arrears. The workers will be paid this […]