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Southern Borno Group Condemns Salary Disparities In State Civil Service

Daji Sani in YolaA group named The VOICE OF SOUTHERN BORNO is appealing to the incoming government of Borno state to implement the N18,000 national minimum wage in the Southern part of the state.

In a press statement signed and issued to journalists in Yola on Friday by the chairman of the group, Mohammed Ya’u said their counterparts in the northern parts of Borno state are enjoying 60% implementation of the N18,000 national Minimum wage while the Southern part were left to languish in poverty.

In the statement, he criticized the disparities in salaries since they belong and work under the same Borno state government and they go to the same market.

His words: “In the contrary, the Local Government Areas in Northern Borno have been enjoying sixty percent (60%) of the said minimum wage even without any verifications and this has installed in us, the impression of biased leadership which we are appealing to the state incoming governor to address.”

“Although they succeeded in disuniting our unions politically, now it’s our chance to reunite and the struggle of this Pressure Group continues until when bias, falsehood, betrayal and injustice are buried alive

“Local Government workers who have similar qualifications, number of families and go to the same markets are discriminatively paid.

“We can no longer enjoy leave grants, promotions, yearly increments and a large number of our colleagues have their salaries stopped and a special name is given to them by the government as uncaptured

“In addition, our fathers, mothers, elders and pioneers who served consecutively for thirty five years (35) or so and retired have today joined us in this agitation. Neither have they been receiving pensions, nor have they been paid their gratuities for over a year.”

Ya’u added its group comprises of Local government staff and retirees from all local government areas of the Southern part of Borno state with its headquarters in Biu local government area of the state.


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