Salary crisis: NLC urges Idris Wada to ban Kogi councils from loans, employments

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The Nigeria Labour Congress, Kogi State chapter, has called on the state government to place embargo on employment, loans and over draft by local governments in the state.

The State Chairman of NLC, Comrade Onu Edoka, made the call when the new leadership of the union paid the governor a courtesy call at the Government House.

He said that over staffing, loans and over draft collected by local governments in past led to mis-management of funds, which made it impossible for them to pay staff salaries.

He therefore, urged the governor to set up a high powered committee to address the salary issue which has put local governments in a mess.

The labour leader told the governor that teachers are lacking at the secondary school levels, and urged him to personally look into the proposed plan to employ more teachers.

He drew the attention of the governor to alleged high-handedness of the Vice Chancellor of the Kogi state University, Anyigba, Professor Hassan Isah, whom he said took some steps that are against labour law.

He stressed that the VC terminated the appointment of the school’s Chairman of Non Academic Staff of Universities and his wife without following due process, saying that labour cannot be intimidated.

Source: (DailyNewsWatch)

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