Civil servants in the various
states across the country have warned their governors against the diversion of
the Budget Support Funds recently released to them by the Central Bank of
The workers, who spoke in various forum
through their leaders in the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union
Congress, threatened to embark on a strike if the money was not used to pay
their outstanding salaries.
About 27 states owe workers’
salaries ranging from two to seven months, as of June 30th 2016.
Some of the affected states
include Abia, Bayelsa, Benue,
Delta,Ekiti, Imo, Kogi, Kwara, Nassarawa, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo and
It was gathered that Edo, Lagos,
Delta, Ebonyi, Anambra, CrossRiver, Akwa Ibom,
Kano and Enugu states were paying
their workers’ salaries and allowances
as of May this year.
Rivers State was said to have paid
salaries for March and pensions up to February and Borno State had paid up
to March with the exception of its
Hosing Corporation workers, while Ogun State, though paying salaries regularly,
was having challenges with the workers
over the remittances of pension deductions from their salaries, and payment of