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FG approves N51.6bn to pay NITEL/M-TEL workers’ salary arrears

By Victor Ahiuma-Young

ABUJA — THE Federal Government has approved N51.6 billion for the settlement of 30 months salary arrears and exit package due to permanent and casual staff of the embattled Nigeria TeleCommunication Limited, NITEL and its GSM arm, M-tel, raising hope of an early resolution of the wage crisis facing the national outfits.

Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, who disclosed this, said with this development, a resolution to the 30 months labour crisis in the two government-owned telecommunication companies, had been reached.

Chief Wogu who is the chairman of the Presidential Task Force on NITEL/M-Tel Labour Restructuring, announced government’s approval of the recommendations of the task force in a meeting with executives of the labour unions in the two companies in his office in Abuja.


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