By; GRACE JAMES, Kaduna
Following the non payment of salaries to over 20,000 Kaduna State workers for two months, the Trade Union Congress (TUC), has sued from for calm, informing that they have written to Governor Nasir el-Rufai, intimating him of the challenges those affected are facing.
TUC Kaduna State Chairman, Comrade Abdullahi Alhassan Danfulani disclosed this at a press briefing at their state secretariat on Friday December 3, 2021.
“It is no more secret that more than half of the Public Servants of the State could not access their salaries and wages for two months now.
“That is, October and November, 2021 to be precise.
“In order to familiarize ourselvesat the level of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) with the nitty gritty of the exercise, the Congress met with the government through the office of the Head of Service of the State and also, an official letter to that effect was dispatched to His Excellency, the Executive Governor of KadunaState informing him of the problems and the challenges that our members are being faced with, as a result of the non-payment of salaries to over 20,000 workers of the State since the Month of October, 2021,” he said.
According to him, the outcome of their interface includes the possibility of paying the two months salaries with immediate effect while the verification exercise is ongoing.
“Having done this, and based on the response from the different levels of government to our requests, we are also pleased to hereby inform our members to be more focused and persevere as these problems and challenges shall soon become a thing of the past. It has come and must surely go.
“With the window of opportunity made available for the affectedworkers to up load their documents to the government portal for furtherconsideration in case there might have been errors of omission orcommission in their previous submissions, we hereby implore our concerned members to quickly do that without further delay,” he said.
While welcoming the press to the conference, he said that was meant to shed more light into the current verification exercise, that is the second phase of government reform policy of the PublicService of the state.
He advised all workers to channel all correspondence to be addressed to the State Secretary, assuring that those whose documents are cleared would be reinstated and their backlog salaries paid accordingly.