By Dauda Iliya
The Organised Labour in Borno state has urged the state government to review upward monthly pensions and releases of gratuity to one hundred million naira.
This request was conveyed in a message at this year’s Labour day by NLC chairman Borno state Council comrade Bulama Abiso at Labour House in Maiduguri.
Comrade Abiso noted that the upward review will enable government offset the backlog of gratuities owed civil servants in the state.
He commended the state Governor for releasing twelve billion naira for the settlement of worker’s entitlements.
The NLC chairman appealed to the state government to consider implementing the 30,000 naira National minimum wage to staff of local government and local education authority, in addition to yearly increment and promotional benefits.
Responding, Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum represented by the Head of Service Mr Simon Malgwi said government is making concerted efforts to meet workers demand despite the economic challenges and other competing demands.
In an effort to address some of the demands, Governor Zulum explained that government has approved the automatic migration from salary to pension in addition to prompt payment of salaries, leave grants and other entitlements.
According to him, government will not hesitate to improve on the welfare and fulfil all its obligations to workers
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