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​Bendel Flour Mill staff drag AMCON to court over unpaid salaries



BENIN CITY—STAFFERS of Bendel Feed and Floor Mill, BFFM, Ewu, in Edo State have dragged the management of the company and the Assets Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON, before the National Industrial Court, Akure, Ondo State, over unpaid salaries and gratuities.

It will be recalled that AMCON took over Bendel Feed and Floor Mill and appointed a receiver, who sold the company to meet its financial obligations without paying the workers their emoluments.

The workers in the suit by James Otokunrin, Victor Ebohon for themselves and former workers of BFFM against the Receiver; M.I. Igbokwe, AMCON and the new owners, Prime Feed and Flour Mill Ltd, want the court to grant a “mareva injunction” directing the Receiver “to disclose the bank account in which he paid the money paid by Prime Feed for the acquisition of BFFM.”

The workers also want the court to restrain the Receiver from disbursing the said money in any form pending the determination of the substantive suit.

They said that the money paid by Prime Feed was meant to pay the outstanding claims of the former staff and others that the BFFM were indebted to.

According to the suit, the workers are pleading with the court to declare that they as former staff of the company, the are entitled “to their terminal benefits namely; accumulated salaries for three years of service, leave and transport grants, medical allowances and gratuity for the period they served Bendel Feed and Flour Mill Limited, Ewu, computed in accordance with the conditions and service of staff of Bendel Feed and Flour Mill Ltd, prior to the receivership organised by the 2nd defendant.”

The workers also want the court to stop the 1st and 2nd defendants from disbursing money paid by the 3rd defendant for the takeover of the company until all their entitlements were paid.

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​In Kogi State NLC, TUC issue 30-day ultimatum to Govt over unpaid salaries



The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Wednesday gave the Kogi Government a 30-day ultimatum to resolve the issue of unpaid workers’ salaries or face labour actions.

The presidents of the two unions issued the ultimatum at a rally organised by their respective state chapters at the NLC office in Lokoja.

Addressing a large crowd of workers, Mr

Ayuba Wabba, NLC National President, said that no reasonable government would deny workers of their salaries for seven months.

Wabba threatened a national labour action in the state if the governor refused to address lingering issues and stop the usage of two banks for workers to access, what he called their fundamental human rights.

The president hailed the workers for their doggedness, courage and determination to press home their demands in spite of several intimidation from the state government and its apparatus.

“Let me salute you for your courage and determination to pay the ultimate price for your fundamental human rights in the face of threat and intimidation.

“All over the world, nobody gets his right while sitting down and watching without taking any drastic action; there is price for liberty everywhere in the world which is vigilance.

“We have heard about your predicaments and we thought we cannot have the comfort of sitting in Abuja without coming to see and confirm the report we received.

“With our collective strength and unity, we shall surely overcome these predicaments caused by our leaders,” he said.

He, therefore, called on President

Muhammadu Buhari to garner the will to ensure that no arm of government under his watch would mismanage public funds.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the TUC President, Mr

Bobboi Kaigama, also reiterated the need for the governor to pay the salaries within four weeks, saying they will not allow impunity against any worker in the state.

Represented by Mr Austin Etabor, the Deputy President of the union, Kaigama urged the workers to be united and stand together as one indivisible force, keeping their hope alive by defending their rights.

NAN also reports that both leaders of the organised labour urged the media in the state to avoid any form of bias reportage.

The Chairman of NLC in Kaduna State, Mr On Edoka, had earlier in a solidarity speech, alleged that some state governments were pushing labour unions to the wall.

Edoka warned that workers were prepared to fight back to secure their rights.

​Muhammadu Jibrilla said ‘Don’t blame Governors for unpaid salaries,’ Adamawa Gov says


Governor Muhammadu Jibrilla of Adamawa State says governors should not be blamed for the problem of non payment of workers salary in many states in the federation.

Jibrilla was speaking Thursday, July 7, when he received traditional rulers who paid him sallah homage at government house in Yola.

Jibrilla said the dwindling revenue from the federation account has made it extremely difficult for states to pay salary.

While noting that Adamawa was one of the states that is steady in paying workers salary, Jibrilla said that workers in the state needed to appreciate the government for its effort in paying them salary as at when due.

The governor urged traditional rulers to enlighten the people on peaceful coexistence and the need to go back to farm.

He said Adamawa was among the seven states selected for Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) Anchor Borrower’s Rice production programme.

Jibrilla assured them on government’s commitment to provide fertilizer to farmers.

In their separate responses, the Lamido of Adamawa, Alhaji Barkindo Mustafa and Emir of Mubi, Alhaji Abubakar Isa, lauded the governor for his effort to transform the state and assured him of the traditional rulers council support.

We spend N165bn on salaries and allowances every month- Finance minister says


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Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, today disclosed that the Federal government spends N165 Billion every month to pay salaries. Adeosun disclosed this during a joint meeting with the security chiefs of paramilitary agencies under the ministry of interior on continuous audit and migration from manual to automated payment system in Abuja today May 24th.
‘As you know, we spend N165bn every month on salaries and allowances and we have to check it and the first step to do that is to know, who are those we pay. With automated platform, we can trace these persons to make it more transparency. ‘‘We started that process and as we speak, the biometric data of personnel in the security agencies have been captured to ensure that they are not captured at random,’’she said
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Bauchi State Civil Servants protest over non payment of salaries & pensions


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Bauchi State Civil Servant have taken to the streets to protest over the non-payment of their salaries and pensions. They started the protest from Games Village and moved to the government house, where they destroyed the banners of Gov. Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, that were located outside. More photos after the cut…
According to reports, the civil serbants are protesting due to time spent by the goverment in conducting verification exercises to fish out Ghost workers. The Government embarked on the verification exercise of its workers four months ago, and since then some salaries have been pending.

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