Nasarawa Govt. cuts August salaries of council workers by 40 per cent

Lafia, Aug. 31, 2017 (TNE) : The Nasarawa State Government announced on Thursday said that local government workers in the state will receive between 60 and 80 per cent of their August salaries.

Mr Haruna Osegba, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, said this after the state’s Joint Account Committee (JAC) meeting in Lafia.

Osegba attributed the salary cut to the shortfall in the amount that accrued to the local government councils from the Federation Account.

According to him, the 13 local government councils in the state shared only N1.5 billion from the federation account for the month of April with a shortfall of 700 million.

The commissioner said that the wage bill of all local government staff in the state is N2.2 billion.

“Based on this, the least any worker will receive as Aug. salary is 60 per cent of his/her normal pay while the maximum is 80 per cent,” he said.

He, however, appealed to the workers to “maintain calmness,” saying that the state government is making efforts to ensure they receive their full salaries in subsequent months.

According to him, the state government is determined to better the working conditions of its workers.

Osegba said that Directors of Personnel Management (DPMs) in the 13 councils and 18 Development Areas in the state attended the meeting. (TNE)

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