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NULGE tasks Obi on new workers’ welfare

ONITSHA—The Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE, Anambra State branch wants Governor Peter Obi to implement fully, the new scheme of service for workers in the local government areas of the state.

President of the union in the state, Mr Jerry Nnubia made the demand when his newly elected executive of NULGE,  paid a courtesy visit on the chairman of the Local Government Service Commission, Chief Godfrey Motolu.

Nnubia also requested that promotions, conversions, and advancements be carried out as at when due since government does not pay arrears of salaries resulting from delayed promotions.

He praised Motolu for ensuring that relative peace and decorum was enjoyed in the councils through the mature, pragmatic and the resolute manner with which he handled issues in the local government system.

“We particularly applaud your courage in embarking on the recent mass transfer of some staff that have stayed over 10 years in a station. We are equally happy at the cordial relationship existing between the union and the commission.”

He further demanded that the recently transferred staff of the local governments be paid their 28 days in lieu of hotel accommodation as contained in the enabling circular, adding that the 10% of one’s monthly basic salary approved by commission for that purpose was grossly inadequate.

Nnubia suggested that there should be a regular consultation between the commission and the union to enhance the existing industrial peace and harmony in the system.

He assured the commission of the union unalloyed support and cooperation in all areas during their four year tenure.


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