Kogi civil servants send save-our-soul message to Buhari over unpaid salaries

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Civil servants in Kogi state have sent a save-our-soul message to President Muhammadu Buhari over their unpaid salaries, which range from two months to 21 months.

They asked the President, to direct the National Emergency Management Agency to send to them food, drugs and other material, to save them and their children from severe hardships.

The workers in a joint statement by Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress, and Joint Public Sector Negotiating Council complained that their living condition is becoming worse than those in the internally displaced persons camp in the North East region.

The unions explained that over thirty per cent of the state’s workforce are being owed 21 months salaries, 20 per cent of them (between 11 and 18 months), while about 45 per cent last collected salary in June this year.

The workers had, last Friday, declared an indefinite strike over the non-payment of salaries and the perceived plan of the state government to embark on the casualisation in the civil service.

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