LABOUR STRIKE: Civil Servants May Not Get September Salaries
If you work for the government, payday maybe not come soon because of the strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC.
And that is why the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, on Thursday asked the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC to shelve its warning strike to allow the office to complete the process of payment of salaries of civil servants.
Idris, who said this in a statement issued in Abuja, noted that the industrial action had led to a situation where workers who were directly involved in the release of funds for payment of salaries could no longer have access to their offices.
He maintained that the payment of salaries could not be achieved under an atmosphere where critical stakeholders were not allowed access into their offices.
This, he noted, might make it difficult for the Federal Government to fulfill its promise of payment of salaries to workers before the end of the month.