Revealed: States Govt Owing Worker’s Salaries In Nigeria

BudgIT, a civic-tech organization, has expressed concerns over the refusal of state governments to pay workers’ salaries.

BudgIT said this in a statement on Thursday signed by Iyanu Fatoba, assistant head, of media, and communications.

the findings from the survey favored states that are not in arrears, states like Abia, Adamawa, Ebonyi, Ondo, and Taraba owe three (3) years or less in payments.

“For example, Abia state currently owes its state tertiary institution workers six (6) months’ salary, while Ebonyi has not paid its pensioners in the last six (6) months. Secretariat workers in Taraba complained of irregular salary payments for up to six (6) months, while lecturers at state tertiary institutions and midwives in the state-owned hospital in Ondo State have not been paid a dime in the last four (4) months.”

Abia (6 months & above)
Adamawa (3-5 months)
Benue (3-5 months)
Cross river (1-2 months)
Delta (1-2 months)
Ebonyi (6 months & above)
Edo (6 months & above)
Imo (6 months & above)
Kogi (3-5months)
Nasarawa (6 months & above)
Ondo (6 months & above)
Plateau (6 months & above)
Taraba (6 months & above).

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