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COVID-19: Nasarawa Health workers protest non-payment of salary at State Assembly

Health workers in Nasarawa State on Thursday took protest to the state House of Assembly over non-payment of March salary by the Doma Local government Council.

The Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), Ekye branch of Nasarawa State accused the LGC Chairman, Alhaji Rabo Dani of non-payment of their March salary.

The Secretary of the branch union, Mr Adams Musa made this known in Lafia when they appeared before the Nasarawa State House of Assembly  to defend their petition before the House  Committee on Public Complaints, Petitions and Security chaired by Hon Danladi Jatau.

Musa said, ” We petitioned the Chairman of Doma Local Government, Alhaji Rabo Sani over non-payment of our March salary to health workers and we are set to commence strike by Friday 17th,2020 if nothing is done”.

The union’s secretary appreciated the House Committee for ordering for the immediate payment of their salaries within one week noting that Doma LG chairman is used to such acts.

They claimed that presently both the salaries of Health and Education workers are yet to be paid and on doing that the Chairman will abscond from office. Reacting, Chairman, House Committee on Public Complaints, Petitions and Security, Danldi Jatau PDP, Kokona West directed the chairman to pay the affected workers both Health and Education their salaries within one week. after listening to both parties.

 “When we received the petition from the health workers, we have also discovered that the staff of the education department have not been paid their March salaries. ” We are hereby directing the council chairman of Doma Local Government to do all what is humanly possible to pay the two departments, the health and education workers their March salaries from now and Thursday.

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