Adamawa Government Uncovers Over 12,000 Ghost Workers

Adamawa, Ghost WorkersThe Adamawa State government has uncovered at least 12,000 alleged ghost workers on its payroll of the 21 local government councils of the state.

A 13-man committee set up by the state government to verify the local government workforce made the finding.

The Committee was set up with a view to creating a database for the effective implementation of the e-payment salary system.

The revelation prompted the Adamawa State Governor, Mohammed Jibrilla, to summon all Heads of Service of the 21 local governments at the chambers of the Government House in Yola.

He also directed them to appear with the current statement of affairs of their accounts.

The Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr Abdulrahman Jimeta, other commissioners including that of the Police, the Director of State Security and the Comptroller of Prisons in Adamawa State were also part of the crucial meeting.

Commissioner for Local Government, Mr Aliyu Mustapha, informed the meeting how 19 million Naira was distributed to all the 21 local governments.

The Adamawa State Commissioner of Police, Mr Ghazalli Mohammed, promised the government officials that perpetrators would be brought to book.

Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, the State Chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, Mr Chubado Usman, admitted the lapses noticed and promised to make amends.

Osun NLC Suspends Strike Again, Recalls Workers

osun workers strike-nlcThe Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Osun State has again suspended its ongoing eight weeks industrial action, with a call on Workers to resume work immediately.

The workers union ended the strike after it singed another Memorandum Of Understanding (MoU) with the State government at the Governors Office in Abere, Osun State.

The Chairman of the NLC in Osun State, Jacob Adekomi, explained that the agreement contained a promise to pay workers the salary for February 2015, with effect from August 3, while the balance of the fraction payment made to level eight and above would be returned.

Adekomi said that the decision to suspend the industrial action was in the interest of the state workforce and the State government, believing that the government would live up to its part of the agreement.

While directing all the workers to resume with immediate effect, the NLC Chairman maintained that the state government had renewed its commitment to full employment ‎and not retrenchment of its workforce.

The Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, said that the government had never reneged on its agreement. He also explained that the industrial action was due to shortfall in the Federal Allocation which was not peculiar to the state alone.

Last week, the Labour Leaders resolved to continue with the strike until the State government fulfilled its part of the agreement contained in the MoU.

However, the Chairman of the Joint Negotiating Council (JNC), Bayo Adejumo, maintained that workers would not return to work until the full payment of January and February salary was implemented.