Organised Labour In Kogi State Commends Yahaya Bello For The Commencement Of Payment Of Salary Arrears To Workers.

Gov., Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.

The organized Labour in Kogi State has described the payment of December 2018 and January 2019 salaries to state workers and pensioners as a huge relief to them.

In a statement by the NLC Chairman in the state, Comrade Onuh Edoka and his TUC counterpart, Ranti Ojo, the payment of the two months arrears to workers and pensioners would go a long way to reduce the suffering of the workers and pensioners.

The Labour leaders commended the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello for keeping to his promise to defray the outstanding salary arrears to workers and pensioners in the state and appealed to him to sustain the current tempo of payment to enable it settle all outstanding salaries in due course.

The statement also called for improvement in the percentage salary paid to teachers and local government workers, stressing that any percentage short of what was agreed with Labour will not be acceptable.

According to the Labour Leaders, the loyalty of organized Labour to the government is unequivocal, stressing that the only concern they had was the welfare and well being of workers and pensioners, but with what the governor had done, the workers are happy and would continue to support the government as usual.