Hill Station Hotel Staff Appeals To Gov Lalong To Be Paid Their 30 Month Salary Arrears, 12 Month Pension Areas To Retired Staff

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Yakubu Busari


The staff of Hill Station Hotel Jos has written a Save Our Soul Letter to Governor Lalong asking that their 3o Month Salary Areas, as well as 12 Month Pension Areas, owed retired Staff to be paid to them.


See the full letter below;


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Hill Station Hotel is situated on the Hill Side of Jos, the Plateau State Capital, Home of Peace and Tourism.

In a letter jointly signed by Comrade. Andrew Ikpebe comrade. Augustine Mark Ayikam Principal Organizing Secretary, Chairman, Officer In-charge of Plateau State Council Plateau and Bauchi State Council. 


The Hotel is known all over the world, a onetime stopover place for the Queen of England because of its scenic environment.


According to the union, the Hotel has 170 Rooms and the landmass that can create more rooms, recreational activities, and also camp 3-5 football teams to compliment the world-class stadium in the state.


The statement reads,” Hill Station Hotel was managed by the then Nigeria Hotel Ltd through the Northern Nigeria Development Company (NNDC), but now the Plateau State Government-owned 75% share ownership through the Plateau Investment and Property Development Company (PIPC).


The statement request Your Excellency Governor Lalong that, the staff and the Hotel are faced with the following problems:


Retired Staff (Our Senior Citizens) owed 12months Salary Arrears and Retirement Benefits not computed nor paid since 2016 to date.


The present staff owed 30months salary arrears to date. On-payment of a contributory insurance scheme to pension administrators, medical allowances, union dues, etc.


So much litigation on the Hotel, one of which was instituted by some aggrieved retired staff.


The purpose of establishing the Hotel which is to generate revenue for the state and create employment for the citizens has not been achieved.


There was a publication by the Daily Trust Newspaper dated 8th June 2017 which alleged that N250,000,000.00 (Two Hundred and Fifty Million Naira) only was injected into the Hotel by the Plateau State Government to settle staff debts and upgrade the standard of the Hotel, but we have not felt the impact of such funds.




Our request Your Excellency,


The Executive Governor of Plateau State, “The Rescue Administrator”, The Chairman Northern Governors Forum should use your good office to Rescue the Staff, Retirees, and the Hotel from this hardship.


To boost the tourism sector and revenue income of the state. We urge the Government to LEASE the Hotel to a private investor to enable the Hotel to regain its past glory.


Think Plateau, Act Plateau.



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