Why the Focus only Osun, why Some states are even owing 9months Salary? Abia State for example paid it's last salaries on November 30th 2014. Why can't we expose all of them? Why in a 18 Cans of worms, we Choose only one can to open?
The following States are owing Six Months and above:
Enugu( Parastals are owed 12month arrears)
Punch reports that Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Benue, Cross River, Ekiti,
Imo, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Kogi. Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers
and Zamfara owe their employees salary arrears of at least 6 months,
citing a task force report by the Nigeria Labour Congress.
to the paper, “The report of the Task Force of the NLC revealed that
while some of the states had paid salaries of workers up to date, they
were owing arrears of pensions running into months.
owing salaries or pensions are Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Benue, Cross
River, Ekiti, Imo, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, and Kogi.
Others are Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers and Zamfara states.
report says that Adamawa, Anambra, Bayelsa, Borno, Delta, Edo, the FCT,
Gombe, Kaduna, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Sokoto and Taraba are not
indebted to their workers.
The report paints a bleak picture of
civil service workers across the country. Take Abia for example. The
report states that it has not paid the salaries of workers at the State
Teaching Hospital for nine months.
The state is also said to be
owing workers of the Hospital Management Board eight months’ salary;
Abia State Universal Basic Education Board, six months; Abia State
Polytechnic, five months; local government workers, four months; and
teachers, three months’ salary arrears.
Enugu may have paid the
salaries of civil servants till date, but parastatals are owed 12
months’ salaries and pension and gratuity payments haven’t been issued
For other states, the picture is a sorry one. Osun,
on average, owes six months’ in salary and pension payments; Plateau,
six months in salaries and seven months in pension entitlements; Benue,
five months of salaries and four months of pension benefits; Kogi, four
months in arrears of pension and salary payments; and Oyo, which owes
three months in salaries and between five and 11 months of pension
States which are likely to owe salaries and pension of
workers well into the commencement of the incoming administration’s
tenure on May 29 include Ekiti, which is already in arrears of state
employee salaries for three months; Jigawa, which owes judiciary workers
a month in salary arrears; Ondo, which owes a month’s salary and
pension payments, while Ogun also owes a month of salary payments but a
mind-boggling 52 months of unremitted pension deductions to the Pension
While Zamfara has paid workers’ salaries up to date, the salaries of workers recruited in 2014 have not been paid.
NLC Task Force also manipulated Rivers State for owing one month’s
worth of pay and three months worth of pension payments while Kano is
yet to pay newly employed teachers for three months.
The report was silent on the status of Yobe and Ebonyi on the ground that “there was no information on them.”