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.
In a statement, the NLC chairman, comrade Onuh Edoka and his TUC counterpart, Ranti Ojo said “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 for “keeping to his promise to defray the outstanding salary arrears to workers and pensioners in the state.”
They however appealed to the government to sustain the current tempo of payment to enable it settle all outstanding salaries in due course.
They 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.
They urged workers to continue to be law abiding and support government policies and programmes to the fullest.