NIGERIAN Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE, has commended Katsina state government for prompt payment of salaries to local government workers. In a statement signed by state president of NULGE, Comrade Aliyu Haruna Kankara, the union expressed satisfaction with government for meeting workers expectation despite current economic challenge.
It noted that prompt payment of salaries by the government had ensured smooth running of government activities at local government level. The statement said the commendation was necessary in view of the fact that some state governments have failed to ensure payment of salaries for several months to local government workers. It called on the Katsina state government to maintain the tempo and appealed to local government workers to reciprocate the gesture.
“While some state governors have failed to meet to expectation of their local governments workers, we wish to commend Katsina state government for ensuring prompt payment to its workers despite current economic recession.”
The statement said the union would continue to cooperate with the state government in its current effort to reorganise local government councils. It however appealed to state government to expedite action in reinstating genuine local government staff cleared by complaints committee set up months ago by the state government.