Wednesday, March 23, 2016 1:53 pm
The National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), on Wednesday said 15 out of the 16 local government councils in Kwara are owing their workers six months salary.
Mr Afolabi Abayomi, the state NULGE Secretary, said only Kaima Local Government was up-to-date in salary payment.
The NULGE scribe lamented that the conditions of workers in the remaining 15 councils was not palatable.
“The situation is moving from bad to worse because some area councils still owe from September.
“Some of the workers badly affected by unpaid salaries are husband and wife working in the same local councils,” he added.
Abayomi said that the workers in all the 16 local councils are currently undergoing bio-metric data capturing exercise aimed at fishing out ghost workers among them.
He said the councils’ chairmen have pledged to settle all arrears of salaries at the end of the verification exercise.
The NULGE secretary advised the workers to be patient and carry out their duties diligently to allow the councils chairmen pay the arrears.
In January, local government workers in the state went on strike action over unpaid salaries.
It took the intervention of traditional rulers in the state led by the Emir of llorin, Alhaji lbrahim Sulu-Gambari before the strike was suspended.