NULGE commends Gov Shettima for prioritsing workers welfare

Borno Governor Kashim Shettima

Borno Governor Kashim Shettima

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employee (NULGE) has commended Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno for giving priority to the worker’s demands.

The NULGE National President, Mr Ibrahim Khaleel, gave the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri on Sunday.

Khaleel said in spite of the strangulating security challenges, the state government had always paid workers salaries as at when due.

He said that workers in the state had never complained of belated salaries, except in Chibok, Hawul, Askira Uba and Kala Balge councils yet to benefit from the N18,000 minimum wage.

“We believe that the recent verification going on in the state will enabled the government to reach out to those areas that are yet to benefit from the N18,000 minimum wage,’’ he said.

The NULGE president also said that the union would collaborate with the state government to fish out ghost workers.

“In view of this, the union had constituted a three men committee to liaise with the state government to fish out ghost workers in the state.

“The committee will also work with government of Adamawa, Yobe and Borno to ascertain the number of loss of lives recorded under the local government to enable us know where to assist.

“We are forever thankful to President Muhammad Buhari for the resilient effort of his government for the ample political will to ending the insurgency.’’

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