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Low turnout mars workers’ day celebration in Sokoto

The workers’ day celebration was marred by low turnout in Sokoto state on Wednesday. A cross section of workers interviewed at the annual event held…

The workers’ day celebration was marred by low turnout in Sokoto state on Wednesday.

A cross section of workers interviewed at the annual event held at Giginya Memorial Stadium attributed the development to none payment of April salary.

“Some of us cannot afford transportation to this place,” one of the workers said.

In his address, the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Aminu Umar appealed to the state government to implement the newly approved minimun wage of N30,000.

He also appealed to it to look into the plight of retired teachers and local government staffers who have been waiting for their benefits.

Comrade Umar urged the government to address salary disparity between Primary and Secondary schools teachers in the state and to pay 2018 leave grant of tertiary institutions.

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal who was represented by the Head of Service, Dr. Buhari  Bello Kware said the state government had done a lot to improve the welfare of its workforce.

He cited the timely payment of salary, training and retraining of staff and the recent sale of government quarters to workers among others.

Kware assured the workers that their welfare and training would remain paramount in their administration

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