Unpaid Salaries: Senators donate 1,280 bags of rice to Kogi workers

By Factnews on 26/10/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 551


Members of the Senate have donated 1,280 bags of rice as of Wednesday to Kogi State Government’s workers whose salaries have not been paid for some months now.

This was made know by the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye, at a press briefing on Wednesday.

Melaye said he was spearheading donation of relief materials to Kogi workers over unpaid salaries.

Melaye said, “Today, I drew the attention of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the plight of civil servants in my native Kogi State following the recent disturbing reports of deaths by suicide and inability to pay medical bills by some workers.

“I’m happy to report to you that my colleagues in the Senate have immediately responded by donating bags of rice and other essential items to the workers in order to cushion the biting effects of non-payment of their salaries by the Kogi State Government.

“The donation, which amounted to 1,280 bags of rice as of today (Wednesday), and others that will follow later, will be handed over to the Kogi State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress for onward distribution to the most vulnerable workers who need immediate assistance.”

The lawmaker also provided details of personal donations by each senator.

Senator Atai Aidoko (PDP, Kogi-East) donated 70 bags, while senators Danjuma Goje (APC, Gombe-Central); Peter Nwaoboshi (PDP, Delta-North); Ibrahim Gobir (APC, Sokoto-East); and Buruji Kashamu (PDP, Ogun-East) donated 50 bags each.

Senator Isah Shuaib Lau (APC, Taraba-North) donated 40 bags of rice, while senators Ahmad Lawan (APC, Yobe-North); Ahmed Ogembe (PDP, Kogi-Central); Usman Nafada (APC, Gombe-North);  Rafiu Ibrahim (APC, Kwara-South); and Stella Oduah (PDP, Anambra-North) gave 30 bags each, with Philip Aduda (PDP, FCT) adding 10 bags of fertiliser.

Those who donated 20 bags include senators Tayo Alasoadura (APC, Ondo-Central); Umaru Kurfi (APC, Katsina-Central); Tijani Kaura (APC, Zamfara-North); Sam Anyanwu (PDP, Imo-East); Rose Oko (PDP, Cross River-North); Obinna Ogba (PDP, Ebonyi-Central); Bala Ibn N’Allah, (APC, Kebbi-South); Jeremiah Useni (PDP, Plateau-South); Baba Kaka Garbai (APC, Borno-Central); Ali Wakili (APC, Bauchi-South); Sha’aba Lafiagi (APC, Kwara-North); Francis Alimikhena (APC, Edo-North); Abdullahi Gumel (APC, Jigawa North-West); and Mathew Urhoghide (PDP, Edo-South).

 

 

 

Source Punch

Posted on October, 26 2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


You may also like...
Senate Summons Military Chiefs Over Seized $9.3m, NSA...

Sanusi Rebukes CBN, Says Naira is Already Devalued...

Army Reads Riot Acts to Social Media Abusers...

Nigerian lawyer has been stripped of SAN title...

We want grazing reserves in the north only,...

Alamieyeseigha To Be Buried March 26

Abia governor cuts his salary by 50%

BREAKING: Buhari swears in Boss Mustapha as SGF...

Buhari: Doctor's advised him to slow things until...

Ice Prince and Girlfriend Still Together Despite Rumours...

BREAKING: Senate passes ₦7.441tn 2017 budget

‘NWC has declared a war on our party’...
News Abia Election Special (3) Abia Supplementary Polls Update (18) Abia Supplementary Result update (22) Appointments (8) Breaking News (195) Business (40) Campus News (3) Crime (114) Economy (107) Education (116) Entertainment (144) Fashion and Style (3) General (791) Health (107) Inside Africa (40) International News (303) Interviews (28) National (1919) Politics (922) Press Releases (108) Religion (9) Security (125) Sports (431) Technology (23) World News (87)

 

 

Advertisement

 

Latest News We have Zero tolerance for corruption – Abia govt APGA explains Ararume’s emergence EFCC quizzed me for suspected N6m fraud, not N200m —Abia’s finance commissioner IPOB: I won’t return to court for trial –Nnamdi Kanu Abia, Akwa Ibom state Govt move to halt hostility in border communities PDP moves to pacify defeated presidential aspirants PDP moves to pacify defeated presidential aspirants Kano Assembly to probe alleged Ganduje's bribery video Court orders Adeleke's arraignment on Oct 21 over Exam malpractice Atiku/Obi ticket, promising —Ihedioha

 

Most Read Islamic agenda for Nigeria – Pastor Bosun (23,582 views) The show of shame that sealed Justice Uzokwe’s fate (17,436 views) 47 YEARS AFTER, HIS EXCELLENCY, COMMODORE EBITU UKIWE (Rtd) MAKES THE “OFO NDI IGBO” RECIPIENTS LIST (15,483 views) Breaking News : Dr Okezie Ikpeazu resigns from Abia State Environmental Sanitation Agency (ASEPA). (7,448 views) Lawyers accuse Lagos Police of working for PDP (7,178 views) Radio Biafra delivers AM Transmitter (6,963 views) ‘Why fuel scarcity persists’ (5,855 views) Nurse Justina Obi Ejelonu, one of the nurses that contracted Ebola virus is dead!!! (5,576 views) Abiriba Kingdom Celebrates as Eze Kalu Kalu Ogbu (IV) marks 14th year on the throne (5,378 views) Breaking News : 2015 - Abaribe withdraws from Abia guber race, backs Ikpeazu (5,354 views)