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NLC call off strike in Niger State


The indefinite strike in Niger State will come to an end on Monday, as the State Government and the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, reached an agreement to reveal the ghost workers and balance workers June salary.

The Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Jonathan Tsado Vatsa, stated on Friday in Minna at the State House of Assembly that Labour has rescinded its earlier decision so that civil servants can resume work immediately.

Vatsa said: “Government and Organized Labour have agreed to sheath our swords for the betterment of Nigerlites.

“They (Labour), as part of the agreement reached, said they know the ghost workers in the state and would want to start screening without interference.”

He added that the balance payment for workers for the month of June will be paid at the most in three weeks time, after ‎the leadership of the organised labour must have finished their screening exercise to ascertain real workers.

The commissioner added that, “Henceforth, ‎all civil servants from level 17 downwards will be paid by the Organised Labour as government would pay salaries directly to Labour.
“Government has given labour the sum of N1.350 billion for July salary.

“This clarification became necessary following fears being expressed by the workers on the fate of the deducted salary.

“The shortfall in June salary will be paid.

“Government has no intention of denying workers their legitimate earnings.

“I want to assure our esteemed civil servants that government will pay the balance of the shortfall in June salary very soon.”

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