BudgIT: Enugu not owing workers’ salaries

BudgIT, an independent survey by civic start-up, has shown that Enugu State does not owe workers’ salaries.

The survey which was conducted across Nigeria’s 36 states showed state governments that currently owe outstanding workers’ salaries in the education and health sectors, secretariats as well as backlog of pension.

The survey, tagged State of States: 2018 Sub-National Salary Survey, valid as of September 24, 2018, indicated that the Governor Ugwuanyi-led administration does not owe salaries due school teachers, midwives in government hospitals and secretariat workers.

The survey confirms the state government’s stance on the early payment of workers’ salaries on or before the 25th of every month as well as payment of 13th month.

The verdict of the survey by the independent researchers once again affirms what is already known by all. It goes to show everyone what workers in Enugu enjoy and the fact that the state government is indeed committed to the welfare of workers.

The ability to pay workers as and when due is the result of the frugal, time-tested resource management strategy adopted by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi in managing the state’s resources.

The state government has been able to meet her statutory financial obligation to workers as a result of her efficient financial management principle.

The survey showed that some states are owing outstanding salaries ranging from one to 36 months, with the worst hit being Kogi, Osun, Imo and Delta states.

Commenting on some of the states, BudgIT said, “While midwives in Kogi were only paid 40 percent of their agreed salaries and secretariat workers paid 50 percent, in Osun, salaries outstanding is 50 percent for 30 months, but those in levels 1-7 were fully paid.”

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