NLC boss blames past council leaders for unpaid salaries
Says Health Workers, Teachers’ Will Get Salaries Soon
The Adamawa State chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Dauda Maina, has opened up on the protracted crisis over the non-payment of health workers in the state for five months and teachers for three months.
The NLC boss, who is also the state chairman of Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) told newsmen, yesterday, in Yola that reckless management of funds by past local governments administrators is responsible for the current financial crisis in the state.
Maina said past local governments leaders were heavily indebted to banks after collecting multiple loans that have now grounded the councils at the detriment of workers.
“When local governments’ allocations enter the accounts of these banks, the banks immediately deduct their money, leaving a balance that cannot even run the council for two weeks, lest pay workers,” he stated.
He disclosed that Governor Mohammed Jibrilla Umaru Bindow has agreed to source for funds to pay health workers and teachers, as a result of the pressure NLC members recently mounted on his administration.
“We are giving the governor the benefit of doubt, we have to follow him by his words and we the leaders of NLC in the state we are sure that soon health workers and teachers will get their salaries,” he noted.
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