Unpaid salary: Senators donate 1280 bags of rice to Kogi workers

Some members of the Senate have donated 1,280 bags of rice to Kogi State Government workers who are being owed salaries.

This was disclosed on Wednesday by senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye at a press briefing.

Why it matters:

Kogi State workers are being owed over 11 months salary while the governor, Yahaya Bello has continued to boast about how he paid half salaries in some months.

Melaye’s confirmation:

Melaye said, “Today, I drew the attention of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the plight of civil servants in my native Kogi State following the recent disturbing reports of deaths by suicide and inability to pay medical bills by some workers.

“I’m happy to report to you that my colleagues in the Senate have immediately responded by donating bags of rice and other essential items to the workers in order to cushion the biting effects of non-payment of their salaries by the Kogi State government.

“The donation, which amounted to 1,280 bags of rice as of today, and others that will follow later, will be handed over to the Kogi State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress for onward distribution to the most vulnerable workers who need immediate assistance.”

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