Kano State Government told to stop salary deductions
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has told the Kano State Government to stop any further deduction of workers’ salary or face resistance.
It was gathered that the Kano State government had deducted money from workers’ salaries and pension payments.
The government, however, said the deduction in the November and December salaries of workers was a temporary measure informed by the drop in federal allocation and dwindling internally generated revenue occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba who stated this in a statement, Thursday, indicated that the deduction was necessary to keep the government going in the face of the prevailing economic recession facing the country.
However, the NLC Chairman in the state Alhaji Kabiru Ado while addressing newsmen at the NLC Secretariat in Kano warned that the workers would resist any plan to further deduct their salaries.
He said the NLC was not ready to accept any further unilateral deductions of the legitimate earnings of any worker or pensioner.
He demanded the state government to immediately refund the deducted amounts for the months of November and December 2020.
Ado urged the state government to further desist from taking any measures that will damage its established reputation of being prompt in the payment of salaries over the years.