Workers in Plateau State closed down Lantang North Local Government Secretariat on Thursday over unpaid wages.
Workers in Plateau State closed down Lantang North Local Government on Thursday over unpaid wages.
The protesting workers said the decision to shut the secretariate was to register their displeasure over
The non-payment of their salaries for more than four months.
In an interview with Punch, one of the workers who chose not to be mentioned said, “Early morning today (Thursday), Local Government staff of Langtang North LGA in large numbers embarked on a peaceful demonstration to register their grievances over non-payment of six months salary by the Local Government Management team.
“The council secretariat was closed under the instruction of the National Union of Local Government Employee. All offices were closed, both local and federal, including the judiciary offices.
She added, “Roads leading in and out of Langtang North were also closed for several hours and we are not ready to stop the protest unless the government acts on our demands.”
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Also, Makwi Yohanna, the President of NULGE in the state confirmed the development.
He said, “I don’t blame the workers because a hungry man is an angry man.
“How do you expect them to be happy when the workers have not been paid for more than four months? It is not as if the money is not there. From our investigation, the money for the payment of the workers salaries is intact.
“But the situation is calm now and we are appealing to the Ministry of Local Government to intervene in the matter so that all encumbrances, including court injunction stopping the payments of the salaries to the workers, are resolved.”
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