14 February 2013

Nigeria: SSG Pleads With Workers Over Salary Delay

The Secretary to Kebbi Government, Alhaji Nurudeen Kangiwa, has appealed to primary school teachers and local government workers in the state not to embark on strike due to delay in the payment of their January salary.

Kangiwa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday that the delay was as a result of the ongoing verification exercise to determine the number of workers in the state.

"The verification exercise is a follow-up to an earlier one concluded in the last two months as part of efforts to ensure accountability," he said.

He also said that the repeated verification exercise was necessitated by government's decision to ensure probity and accountability.

"We will ensure that no innocent worker is victimised," he said.

Kangiwa urged the affected workers to present their relevant documents before the verification panel, adding that prompt payment of salaries and other benefits would resume after the exercise.

According to him, the government will soon release salaries and allowances of some categories of political appointees.(NAN)

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