Kogi State goverment yesterday described the ongoing industrial action by the NLC, TUC and banks in the state as an act of sabotage.
The strike started on Monday as workers are protesting the decision of the government to open salary accounts for workers in Zenith bank, while local government workers were opened in Access bank.
The workers are also protesting six months salary arrears, as well as the sending-off of some top government functionaries on compulsory leave without any allegation against them.
The commissioner for Information and Culture, Muhammed Awwal speaking on behalf of the government said the workers’ action was an of sabotage, considering the fact that payment of arrears of salaries had commenced two weeks ago.
He said “48 out of the total 55 MDAs have been paid, seven are yet to be paid because the correct grade levels of the workers are being verified. Salary variations were received from many MDAs for the month of February to April 2016. 14 councils with correct information has been paid, while both local governments and state pensioners will be paid in days.
“Government has the best interest of the civil servants and the entire Kogi State at heart. I assure you that Government is working round the clock to ensure that the remaining civil servants are paid within the coming days.”