Refuse collectors in Kaduna protests non payment of salaries, block acces road


By; AMOS TAUNA, Kaduna.
Refuse collectors in Barnawa, Kaduna South Local Government Area of Kaduna State blocked the main road with heaps of refuse interrupting free flow of traffic expressing their anger against non payment of their salaries.
Assistance Youth leader, Barnawa Ward II, Mr. Bala Onaja, told New Nigerian Newspapers that for the past five months, they had not been paid.
He explained that in June this year, the state government handed them over to a private company, stressing that some of them were paid for two months with some not paid.
He added that most of his colleagues were disengaged leaving only 50 of them to do the same work mora than double of them were doing before.
The youth leader added that they were not getting their salaries as at when due before the sacking of their colleagues, pointing out that even when their colleagues were laid off, nothing was paid to them thereby worsening their situation.
According to him, “With the sacking of our colleagues, nothing has change in terms of paying our salaries in spite of the few of us that were retained because as I am talking to you, we are being owed for months.”
Mr. Onaja confessed that when they were under the state government, they had little or no problem getting their salaries but immediately the private company took over, they kept on working for months without anything to take home to cater for their families.
He appealed to the company to ensure prompt payment of their outstanding salaries, pointing out that they were presently suffering from hunger and tired without any motivation to encourage them to put in their best in what they are doing.
“We are appealing to governor el-Rufai to immediately come to our aid by directing the company to pay us. Sallah is by the corner, we have nothing to give to our families neither can we feed them nor take care of them in other areas of need.
“We are also calling on Governor el-Rufai to be careful with some people that are giving him bad advice because they do not have the interest of the party and Kaduna State at heart,” he stressed.


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