Governor Zulum Received Members of NLC assured workers of full support

Borno Governor Babagana Umara Zulum (Professor) on Wednesday 07/08/2019 received the leadership and members of the Nigerian Labour Congress at the Government House.

Gov. Zulum while assuring the civil servants in the state of his administration's commitment to improve their welfare also warned that anyone found wanting shall be punished.

He was particularly worried about the exorbitant number of complains, and directed the labour Congress to within one month submit the names of all workers who are still not receiving salaries. He, however, emphasis that government will not accept complain from anyone not captured from the post biometric exercise apeal committee report.

"I shall not work outside the recommendation of the appeal committee; the biometric committee was constituted, and they did their work for two years and submitted their report; the appeal committee worked for one year and submitted its final report. Anyone whose name did not appear in biometric neither from the one-year appeal committee report, that he could not submit his name in three years, I don't think that person is genuine staff." Gov. Zulum said.

He has also informed the labour union that a biometric exercise for the staffs of local government and local education authority begins next week; He assured them that while the exercise is ongoing, government will equally continue to pay salaries in order to avoid undue hardship for the civil servants.

The Governor also commended the effort of the biometric excersise committee for doing a wonderful job; he. However, lamented the fictitious names inserted into the staffs' payroll.

"On checking our master list about 300 people their records could not be traced to anywhere. How can you pay gratuity to somebody who was not on record at all, should I now create another record? Are we now revisiting another biometric excersise? We were able to trace one civil servant who has been collecting salaries from about twenty one (21) different places." The Gov. Said.

The Governor also assured the labour congress that 2020 budgets will precisely look into a rise in the living standard of the civil servants. "Very soon we shall embark on construction of houses to the civil servants, houses mainly dedicated to civil servants would be built." He said

Earlier the Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress Comr. Bulama Abiso expresses their appreciation to Gov. Zulum for approving the release of the payment of workers leave grant and other benefits.