Al-Makura to work­ers: Choose be­tween lay­off and par­tial pay

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Has­san Ibrahim, Lafia

Gov­er­nor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has asked the or­ga­nized labour in the state to choose be­tween mass re­trench­ment of work­ers to ac­com­mo­date the min­i­mum wage pre­vi­ously en­joyed by work­ers or re­ceive pay­ment of salaries in per­cent­age.

The gov­er­nor sug­gested the op­tion yes­ter­day in Lafia dur­ing the swear­ing-in cer­e­mony of the newly ap­pointed In­terim Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee (IMC) chair­men of 11 lo­cal govern­ment ar­eas, say­ing how­ever that he did not wish that any­one be re­trenched.

Al-Makura said he pre­ferred to pay full salary but that his govern­ment was also faced with the dif­fi­cult op­tion of pay­ing full salary and stop­ping all de­vel­op­ment projects and ameni­ties.

He called on the work­ers union to ac­cept that cir­cum­stances forced the govern­ment to re­view their salaries.

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