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Salaries slash: Niger authorities begs NLC over deliberate strike

The Niger State Authorities has referred to as on the state chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, to sheath its sword and rethink its place over the plan to embark on strike, following authorities’s determination to pay 50 per cent salaries of civil servants for the months of November and December.

The state Commissioner of Data and Technique, Alh Mohd Sani Idris, made the decision whereas addressing newsmen in Minna

Idris acknowledged that the plan to defer 100 per cent salaries of staff for months November and December by Niger state authorities was resulting from shortfall in Federation Account, FAC, and Internally Generated Income, IGR, occasioned by coronavirus pandemic.

“This downside will not be solely peculiar to Niger State alone however a basic phenomenon that has affected the 36 states of Nigeria, together with Abuja.”

In response to him, the state obtained the sum of N4.2b from Federation Account for the month of November as in opposition to the over N5b out of which salaries took N2.9b alone.

He defined that about N500m has been earmarked for pension, together with N210m for the Contributory Pension Scheme.

The Commissioner additional revealed that the majority Ministries Departments and Companies within the state have forfeited their overhead price to allow authorities meet its different obligations.

He famous, “Although Niger State Authorities won’t decrease its momentum in discharging its duties to the perfect of its capability, it can not compromise on problem of safety that may assure peace and financial prosperity.”

On the state authorities’s initiatives, he defined, “most of state authorities’s initiatives are on bond and we will even need labour to come back to time period with it and to see issues of their clearer perspective.”

It will be recalled that the assembly between the state authorities and the labour on the problem of workers led to a impasse as either side refused to shift grounds, therefore the alleged plan to go on strike by the NLC.