Govt to pay de­ducted 30% work­ers’ salaries

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Abubakar Haruna, Minna

The Niger State Gov­ern­ment has said it will pay up the 30 per­cent de­ducted from work­ers’ June salaries.

The Com­mis­sioner for In­for­ma­tion, Cul­ture and Tourism, Mr. Jonathan Tsado Vatsa stated this in Minna at the week­end, ex­plain­ing that as soon as the econ­omy im­proved, work­ers would be paid the de­ducted sum.

He said, “The 30 per­cent short­fall in June salary will be paid. Gov­ern­ment has no in­ten­tion to deny work­ers their le­git­i­mate earn­ings. The de­duc­tion was a tem­po­rary mea­sure in view of our fi­nan­cial sit­u­a­tion. That is why we have been say­ing that we have not cut work­ers’ pay.”

The Com­mis­sioner then called on the strik­ing work­ers to ap­pre­ci­ate gov­ern­ment’s ef­forts at en­sur­ing the wel­fare of work­ers and re­turn to work.

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