With Paris Club Refund, Bailout, Bank Loans, FAAC, IGR, Why Are Workers Paid In Percentage – Maku Asks Al-Makura

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Rabiu Omaku

Irked over the unabated strike by the organized labour in Nasarawa State, the governorship flag bearer of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Labaran Maku has appealed to governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura to settle outstanding salaries,gratuity for the interest of peace and harmony.

The National Secretary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), disclosed this in an interview in Lafia, he cautioned the governor to be sensitive to workers welfare, urging him to pay workers in full.

Maku also called on the governor not to hesitate to implement six years promotion and pay them their annual increments as require by the civil service law.

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The former minister of Information expressed dismay over the silence of the state government over the prolonged strike that grounded institutions while the workforce suffers in agony and hunger. “The state government did not promote workers for six years and delay their salaries in these hard times”.

“Civil Servants even pensioners in Nasarawa are been paid in percentage despite the first Paris Club refund, bailouts, FAAC, IGR, and other interventions”.

“Governor Umaru Al-Makura should do the needful to settle the balance of salary arrears and pay all subsequent salaries in full”.

Maku said some key factors that would bring the country out of recession is when the purchasing power of the people is improve.

Adding that employment is generated and money is pump into the country.

The former minister also called on the people of the Nasarawa state to pray for the state and the entire country sincerely so that God would intervene and help the country out of the present hardship.

He therefore appealed to members of the public to be peaceful, love one another irrespective of the differences in tribe, religion and political affiliation.

Workers in the state, it could be recalled that on May 12 shutdown the state demanding for their right.

The state chairman of the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, Philip. Tatari Shekwor could not be reached for comments as at press time.

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