1, 400 newly-recruited staff want Zamfara Govt. to settle their 12 months salary backlog

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Gusau- Chairman of Employed , Mr Lukman Majidadi, said on Saturday more than 1,400 employed by Government since May 2014 had not been paid.

Majidadi told News Agency of (NAN) Gusau non-payment of one year had affected their living condition.

He said workers were thoroughly screened and made to write examinations before they were given appointment letters since May 2014.

“The workers were employed from all the 14 local governments the and were posted to start work with immediate effect after they were given appointment letters.

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“The 1,400 employed by Government have not been paid since May 2014,’’ he said.

Majidadi said majority of the youths were from poor family backgrounds, adding the non-payment of their had worsen their living condition.

According to him, some of the workers left their previous jobs to up the new appointments.

“Some were posted to organisations, while majority of the youths were posted to schools across the 14 local government areas.

“We believe that some top government officials were not happy that the employment took place without their influence,” Majidadi told NAN.

Also speaking, the association’s Secretary, Mr Ashafa Garba, urged Gov. Abdul’aziz Yari to look into the matter with a view to settling the salary arrears.

He said it was the time the governor came to their rescue.

NAN also reports that Yari had already set up a committee to investigate the matter.