5th November, 2018
The Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Adamawa Chapter has raised alarm over hardship being experienced by its members, due to alleged nonpayment of their four months salary.
The State Chairman of the Union, Hamman Gatugel, raised the alarm in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Yola.
Gatugel expressed concern that in spite of the Federal Government’s Paris Club and bail out interventions, the state government still owed local government workers four months salary.
“Our members are suffering too much due to nonpayment of their four months salary from March to June.
“We have made several complaints to the state government over the matter but no positive response was made from the government side.
“We are ever ready to join the nationwide strike proposed to begin tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 6,’’ he said.
Efforts by newsmen to contact the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Mustafa Barkindo, for his comment, failed as he was said to have travelled to Abuja for an official meeting.