Nigeria: Borno State Workers Threaten Strike Over N20b Unpaid Gratuities

Workers in Borno State have threatened to embark on strike over government’s non-payment of their N20 billion gratuities. Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Titus Ali Abana, pledged to lead the strike, if government fails to pay the backlogs.

He said that it was in 2013 that the state government last paid gratuities to its workers. Announcing the planned action at a news conference in Maiduguri, titus ali abana said the Borno State government has not been paying workers’ leave grants and other promotion benefits. He also warned the government to restore the monthly instalment of gratuities, which is about N150 million.

According to him, Governor Kashim Shettima had tired the union of repeated promises for the payments. Abana lamented that nothing has come out of the several negotiations with government.

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