Tuesday 27th June, 2017
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Kogi to pay one-month salary arrears

Kogi to pay one-month salary arrears

As Kogi State work­ers refused to call off their strike, Governor Idris Wada has agreed to pay them one month out of the three months’ salary arrears.
He, however, appealed to the workers to suspend the strike to enable him undertake the exercise.
Speaking at the weekend through his Special Advis­er on Media and Strategy, Mr Jacob Edi, the governor said though he was ready to pay one month salary, but was constrained by the strike embarked upon by the workers who would have prepared the vouch­ers for the
Wada said that despite the dwindling revenue from the Federation Ac­count to the state and the high wage bill, he had been working hard not to owe the workers and pen­sioners salaries, stressing that what happened to October, November and December salaries was be­yond his control.
The governor decried the attitude of the leader­ship of the Organised La­bour in the state, especially in calling on their mem­bers to down tool, stress­ing that he was opened to them on matters of salary payment.
He debunked the in­sinuations that he had collected N10 billion in­frastructural development loan from an undisclosed bank.

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