Niger Assembly summons head of service over non-payment of salaries

Niger State House of Assembly

The Niger State House of Assembly has directed the House Committee on Labour and Productivity to invite the state Head of Service over the non-payment of salaries of some civil servants.

The House resolution followed a motion on a matter of urgent public importance presented by Mr Malik Madaki, member representing Bosso Constituency and seconded by Mr Andrew Jagaba, member representing Munya constituency.

The motion was calling on the state Salary Management Committee to pay salaries of civil servants who were yet to be paid their September salaries.

the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state government had on Sept. 23 set up a salary management committee to screen civil servants in order to ascertain its civil service staff strength.

Speaker of the House, Mr Abdullahi Wuse, called on the executive to direct the committee to pay all outstanding salaries of civil servants who are not on the dismissal list before the payment of October salary.

Wuse noted that henceforth, the committee should not exercise action that would deprive civil servants of their salaries or pass judgment exept after submitting its report and recommendations.

In his motion, Madaki had disclosed that over 4,000 civil servants were yet to be paid their September salaries based on the directives of the committee to the office of the head of service.

He noted that civil servants who were yet to be paid their salaries were going through untold hardship and urged the committee to clear and settle all outstanding salaries of the affected persons.

Madaki noted that the committee should after the completion of the exercise submit its findings and recommendations before further necessary action.

“Until this is done, the committee has no basis according to civil service rules to direct the office of the head of the service to suspend the payment of any civil servant salary in the state,” he said. (NAN)

– Oct. 15 2020 @ 17:55 GMT |

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