KatsinaThe Katsina State chapter of National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has pledged to support Governor Aminu Bello Masari to continue in office beyond 2019 as a measure to ensure regular payment of their salaries, the Sun News paper reports.
“We are going to support you,” the NULGE Chairman, Aliyu Haruna, told Governor Masari, on Wednesday, adding that, “we have the figure and we know how to use it.”
Haruna spoke when he led a cross section of his members on a courtesy visit to the Governor at the Government House.
According to him, “NULGE is one of the largest trade unions in the country and the state at large. Our members have been playing vital roles in the promotion of good governance, sustenance of democratic rule and development of the country.
“At the union level, NULGE will like to say a big thank you to you for sustaining the payment of monthly salaries of our members despite the drastic reduction of revenues accruing to the government.
“We wish to request that heads of local governments administration be placed on consolidated salary structure just like permanent secretaries in the state service.”
In his response, Governor Masari assured the union that government was set to organize local government elections soon and that elected councils who be given autonomy to operate.