Students in Ijumu local government of Kogi State, on Wednesday, joined their teachers to protest non payment of salaries for several months by Governor Yahaya Bello’s administration.
Following the inability of Kogi State government to pay the salary of workers especially the local government local staff after the federal government had sent allocation to 21 local government councils in Kogi State, the local government staff across the state have been protesting the non payment of their salaries and demanding full payment.
The teachers who marched with the students to the local government secretariat in Iyara carried different inscriptions, demanding for their salaries.
The support from the students cannot be unconnected with the many months of industrial action which had on different actions paralysed academic activities in the state because of non payment of salaries since the inception of Yahaya Bello’s administration.
Recall that local government workers in the state protested and gave five day ultimatum beginning from Monday 15th July to Friday, 19th July, 2019 to Director of Local Governments/Local Government Treasurers in Kogi State (DLGs/LGTs) to comply with their demands for payment of full salaries.
The Labour leaders urged them to adhere strictly to the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) guidelines that stress the need to accord workers monthly salaries/allowances top priority.
By Bala Isah.