Tuesday, 31 May 2016

SALARY ARREARS: 2 Delta Council Workers Slump, Die On Duty

Following unpaid ten months’ salary, two local government’s  staff in Delta State have allegedly slumped and died while on duty.

Reports said that the victims were staff of Ukwani local government area of the state.
It was gathered that one of the victims, a 52- year-old man (name withheld)  came to work last week Thursday but could not go back as he was said to have collapsed in office at about 12 noon and immediately rushed to a nearby hospital but gave up the ghost after two hours.

While in other local governments, reports said that the council staff die almost every day as a result of unpaid salaries, and lack of money for treatment when they take ill also contribute to their death.

As it were, many of the affected workers have absconded from their duty post, complaining they did not want to collapse in their offices because of hunger.

Chairman of Association of Local Government of Nigeria ( ALGON), Delta State chapter, Mr Malik Ikpokpo, said that councils in the state were being owed salaries because of the downturn in the economy.

Ikpokpo, who is the chairman of Isoko south local government area, said, “I can confirm to you that in my council, workers have not been paid in the past 10 months and it is very disturbing to me.

“The council is practically getting zero allocation every month after obligatory deduction of N130 million for payment of salaries of primary school teachers.”

Credit: Leadership News

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