Imo State Workers To Receive Only 70% Of Their January Salary

According to vanguardngr 
The 18-man joint committee comprising the state and labour, set up in Imo State, has unanimously agreed to pay only 70 per cent of workers salary across board, while making reservations for pension. The state chairman of Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu, disclosed this yesterday at a press conference in Owerri.
“The 70 per cent of the gross revenue for the month of January 2016 is
N3,373,826,736.67. Given that the verified wage bill and pension for the month stood at N5.3 billion, the committee is saddled with a differential of about N1.9 billion”, Chilakpu said.
Continuing, the labour leader explained that “the committee have, in the application of the N3,373,826,736.67 to the settlement of salary and pension due to the workers and pensioners, decided to pay salary earners in the state 70 per cent of their salary across board”.
Comrade Chilakpu further explained that organized labour was not  in any way spearheading a downward review of workers salary but only doing the needful with the resources available while hoping to pay up the balances when the revenue improves. For more, visit the mentioned News platform