Local Government workers in Kogi State have applauded the state government for its decision to increase their monthly percentage salary from 30 per cent to 54 per cent with effect from this month.
The state chapters of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, Nigeria Union of Teachers and the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees gave the commendation in a statement in Lokoja on Sunday. It said that the decision to raise the bar is commendable and urged the government to take cognizance of the percentages of salary yet to be paid.
The unions also urged the government to continue this gesture until 100 per cent salary payment is regularized. The workers promised to reciprocate the government ‘s gesture by continuos loyalty, support and dedication to duty.
It would be recalled that workers in the local government sector in the state have been receiving between twenty-two per cent and thirty per cent of their monthly salaries for the past three years.