Unbelievable! They have not been paid salary for 27 months

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, has reported that more than 800 persons recruited by Adamawa State government are yet to be paid salaries.

The government recruited citizens as security men, drivers, record keepers, cleaners, laboratory and theater attendants in State run hospitals.

They have cried out that they have not been paid for 27 months.

The workers, who spoke to newsmen on Monday in Yola, said none of them has been paid since they were employed.

They wanted the state Governor to directly intervene to end their sufferings.

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Spokesman of the workers, Mallam Ibrahim Auwal, said they had complained to Ministry of Health and a committee was set up.

“We were screened by a committee which retrieve our permanent and pensionable employment letter and replace it with temporary appointment.

“We were given personal subhead number with the assurance that we would be captured in September salary.

“However, report reaching us is that the voucher of September salary to be paid this week did not include us.

“We want Governor Bindow to intervene in this matter and our sufferings.

“We are aware that we were captured in the bail out money collected by the state government,” Auwal said.

“Doctors and Nurses are being paid while we are being ignored.

“Government needs to know that if we go on strike there will be no work in the hospitals.

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“If we don’t work, there will be no admission in hospitals.

“We are 836 but the committee after the screening omitted the names of 173 people and again went ahead to submit the list of 998 people.

“This created more confusion as the Commissioner of Health refused to sign the list.

“A committee was set up to look into the matter.

An official source in the Ministry of Health said the ministry had done the needful and that “Everything is now with the Ministry of Finance who should pay them.”