Niger State Government has said that it will henceforth be paying its workers 70 per cent of their salaries as a result of a reduction in its federal allocation.
Secretary to the Niger State Government, Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, in a statement today, November 25, said that the reduction in salaries was not a slash but the state’s inability to meet 100 per cent salaries.
“What we discussed with the organized Labuor was that because of the recession, our FAAC allocation has dropped to a level where we would not be able to pay 100 percent of the salary.
“We called their attention to this; we opened our books in terms of how much we received, the existing commitments and what is left over.”
Matane said that there will be a meeting with Labour leaders tomorrow, November 26 to discuss the next steps to take.