Unpaid Salaries: Kogi NLC Receives First Batch of 220 Bags of Rice Donated by Nigerian Senators

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The leaders of Labour unions in Kogi state have expressed gratitude to Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for redeeming their pledge to ameliorate the pains of workers in the state.


The Labour leaders, while receiving the first batch of 220 bags of rice earlier pledged by the National Assembly members to assist Kogi State workers owing to the non payment of their salaries, said the gesture will go a long way in alleviating the sufferings of state workers.


Receiving the consignment yesterday, Labour unions led by Comrade Meliga Obaka, Comrade Ranti Ojo and Isah Abubakar hinted that Labour will soon come up with a position on salary issues in Kogi state.


Comrade Obaka, Vice Chairman, Kogi NLC, who spoke on behalf of the State Labour Union, said the rice received would go a long way in alleviating the sufferings of state workers who were paid percentages during the Christmas period.


Com. Obaka decried the fate of workers in the state, disclosing that the NLC would come up with its position on the recently paid percentage salaries to workers in the state soon, noting that the labour union was not consulted before the wicked decision was taken.


Making the presentation to the State labour leaders, Hon Bala Abubakar Sadiq, the Legislative Aide to Senator Dino Melaye, Senator Representing Kogi West Senatorial District of Kogi State, said the rice donated was in fulfilment of the earlier pledged made by the members of the National Assembly owing to non payment of salaries owed between five and twenty months by Kogi state government.


He disclosed that the 220 bags so far received is the first batch of delivery, noting that 1900 bags of rice was the total number of bags of rice pledged by the National Assembly Members.


He said the remaining consignment is soon to be delivered.


Meanwhile, Senator Dino Melaye, who facilitated the donation of the rice through his colleagues at the national assembly has assured that other consignment would be presented to the state workers as soon as the are ready.




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