Native authorities employees in Zamfara state are the worst paid in Nigeria as they’re nonetheless incomes N6,000 (lower than $20) a month as minimal wage, a far cry from the N18,000 set nationally.
Ibrahim Khaleel, Nationwide President Nigeria Union of Native Authorities Workers (NULGE) made the sensational revelation in Abuja, forward of the 40th anniversary of the union.
Khaleel stated Governor Abdulaziz Yari’s non-compliance with the N18,000 minimal wage, was the true purpose he’s obstructing the actualisation of the proposed N30,000 minimal wage.
Khaleel, who can be the Nationwide Treasurer of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), insisted that the low-earning energy of Zamfara residents was liable for the rising insecurity within the state.
The labour chief famous that so long as the employees weren’t effectively paid, there can be no peace within the state.
Khaleel additionally accused Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state of not totally compliant with the N18,000 wage. He stated council employees within the state solely get a fraction of the N18,000.
He regretted that the nation’s native authorities employees have been probably the most weak on the earth.
Khaleel additionally stated the native authorities system within the nation was discriminated in opposition to.
In response to him, the welfare of employees within the system can solely be enhanced if the native authorities areas are allowed to perform effectively.
On native authorities autonomy, the union chief stated solely 12 states had taken their stand on the difficulty, with 9 of them supporting autonomy for the native authorities and three others voting in opposition to it.