Nigerian state government to pay workers 50% salary

Nigerian state government to pay workers 50% salary

- Civil servants in Ondo state are to receive 50 per cent of their salaries for the month of November 2020

- The news was made known in a statement issued by the leadership of the Ondo organised labour

- This is due to the governor's decision not to borrow in order to pay salaries

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A report by The Nation indicates that civil servants in Ondo state have agreed to collect 50% of their November 2020 salary.

According to the news publication, labour leaders in the state agreed not to receive 100% salaries after they were shown the realities of Ondo's finances.

The state government's decision to pay workers half of their monthly pay was because Governor Rotimi Akeredolu declined to further borrow to augment salary payment.

Nigerian state government to pay workers 50% salary
Ondo state government is set to pay civil servants 50% of November salary. Photo credit: @RotimiAkeredolu
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The Ondo state governor had revealed that borrowing was no longer sustainable.

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It was gathered that the civil servants also agreed to adopt the model in use by the Local Government/SUBEB for payments of future salary.

Legit.ng recalls that back in 2020, the Ondo state government concluded an arrangement to start the payment of the new minimum wage.

This came after the state government and the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) agreed on the new payment structure after months of consultations and deliberations.

The state's head of service revealed the new deal with labour leaders who took part in the negotiations.

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Meanwhile, the Niger state government concluded plans to slash the salaries of civil servants in the state by 50 per cent to be able to cope financially as Nigeria battles with economic recession.

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The state government told officials of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) at a meeting held on Monday, November 23, 2020, that it can no longer afford to pay 100% salaries to workers effective from December 2020.

Source: Legit.ng News

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