Adamawa health workers protest non-payment of two years’ salaries

By Taiwo Adediran
In Local News
Oct 4th, 2016
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download-9Health workers in Adamawa State numbering over eight hundred have appealed to the state Governor Muhammadu Jibrila Bindow to pay their two years salaries since 2014 when they were recruited into the state civil service.

 

The workers, comprising of cleaners, security men, drivers, record keepers, laboratory and theatre attendants, made the plea through their spokesman, Mallam Ibrahim Auwal, yesterday in Yola. He said they had complained to Ministry of Health and a committee was set up but up till now there is nothing forth-coming.

 

The spokesman lamented that about eight hundred and thirty-six of them were screened by a committee that was set up which retrieve their permanent and pensionable employment letter and replace it with temporary appointment by the present administration.

 

He added that they had been given personal subhead number with the assurance that they would be captured in September salary, but later heard that the voucher of September salary to be paid this week did not include them.

 

An official source in the Ministry of Health who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the ministry has done the needful. The official added that everything is now with the Ministry of Finance which should pay them.

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