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NLC Chairman is either ignorant of relevant laws or playing politics - Abia Govt by References: 9:35pm On Aug 12
Abia State Government has faulted claims of the state Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Mr. Uchenna Obigwe, with regards to workers’ emoluments in the state, describing some comments by Obigwe as distortions and falsehood, stressing that government was not owing workers in its ministries, departments and agencies, MDAs any salary.

The state Commissioner for Information, Chief John Kalu, said Obigwe was either ignorant of laws by the state House of Assembly or he is playing politics with workers’ salaries.

According to Okiyi, “our attention has been drawn to a statement and a flurry of radio interviews granted by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Chairman in Abia State, Uchenna Obigwe, supposedly on behalf of organised labour, with regard to the state of workers’ emoluments.

"We agree that a labourer deserves his wages and, hence, have worked very hard to prioritise workers’ emoluments in the state. Abia State government is not owing workers in its ministries, departments and agencies, MDAs, any salary.

“Statutorily, these are workers paid directly by the state government and they constitute more than 70 percent of the state workforce.

"NLC leadership at both state and national levels confirmed that workers in our MDAs are not being owed salaries and we make bold to state that they have already received July salaries.

“According to existing laws made by the state House of Assembly, the state government does not pay workers in state parastatals as the management of those parastatals are permitted by law to make, retain and use their revenue to pay their workers as and when due.

“State parastatals also do not remit any portion of their revenue to the state government’s consolidated revenue account unlike the MDAs. Rather, the state government provides support to parastatals from time to time through the payment of subventions, which are not necessarily meant to be used for salary payments.

"If organised labour, led by Obigwe, is asking the state government to directly pay salaries of workers in parastatals, then they should be bold enough to approach the state House of Assembly to amend the relevant laws to ensure that such parastatals remit their revenues to the state coffers so the state can assume full responsibility for paying workers in those parastatals.

“It is on record that this administration has made several interventions to help pay parastatals workers, including paying workers of ABSUTH 11 months’ salary arrears in 2015, payment of N2 billion debt of Abia Poly, payment of months of subventions to all the ailing parastatals in the state among others.”

Okiyi, however, acknowledged that “we have unpaid salaries with secondary school teachers. It is important to state that it is not true that they have continuously not been paid since October 2018. In December 2018, February, March, May and June 2019, when they received two months’ arrears, we verifiably made payments to secondary school teachers.

“It is also important to note that it is only in Abia that the state government pays junior and secondary school teachers.”

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/08/salaries-nlc-chairman-either-ignorant-of-relevant-laws-or-playing-politics-abia-gov
Re: NLC Chairman is either ignorant of relevant laws or playing politics - Abia Govt by systimax(m): 12:08am On Aug 13
All I know for sure is that there is no single government presence on infrastructures and environment of Abia state.
The state is in complete shamble, no drainage channel, smell and dirt has adorned every street as littering becomes normal.
Local authorities are interested in milking millions out of the ever volatile looking citizens.....markets are smelling, roads are not motorable, civil servants and market men and women are not happy.
A contrast of life is in neighbouring Ebonyi state......where the citizens blesses and pray for their Government.
Abia is indeed the dirtiest state in Nigeria.
I challenge anyone to do comparison of Abia and Ebonyi.

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Re: NLC Chairman is either ignorant of relevant laws or playing politics - Abia Govt by Hotzone(m): 5:21am On Aug 13
What
Re: NLC Chairman is either ignorant of relevant laws or playing politics - Abia Govt by Peacemaker5129: 5:22am On Aug 13
Abia workers deserved what they got from kerosene distributor

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Re: NLC Chairman is either ignorant of relevant laws or playing politics - Abia Govt by itsme01: 5:22am On Aug 13
angry


Oni gbese making mouth, it still baffles me that Lamidi Kanu is from that state... yet this people where busy attacking aregbesola that paid half salary

..

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Re: NLC Chairman is either ignorant of relevant laws or playing politics - Abia Govt by Npfn: 5:22am On Aug 13
Lol
Re: NLC Chairman is either ignorant of relevant laws or playing politics - Abia Govt by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:22am On Aug 13
“It is on record that this administration has made several interventions to help pay parastatals workers, including paying workers of ABSUTH 11 months’ salary arrears in 2015, payment of N2 billion debt of Abia Poly, payment of months of subventions to all the ailing parastatals in the state among others.” 
Abia state indigenes, over to you guys.
You surely know better what is happening in your state than outsiders.

God bless Abia State.
God bless Nigeria.

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Re: NLC Chairman is either ignorant of relevant laws or playing politics - Abia Govt by princeade86(m): 5:24am On Aug 13
even the national chairman, ayuba wada is the worst NLC chairman in history. the guy is playing to politicians hand.

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Re: NLC Chairman is either ignorant of relevant laws or playing politics - Abia Govt by fergie001: 5:25am On Aug 13
Just pay them no mind....

They are not just owing, but owing heavily....

A State where the State-owned Poly have had no convocation in 10 years, yet the Gov is a lecturer. Virtually, every worker of Abia State is been owed.

It's too early abeg.....

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Re: NLC Chairman is either ignorant of relevant laws or playing politics - Abia Govt by Zikomakanaki(m): 5:26am On Aug 13
Just like the person above, all of the above

grin
Re: NLC Chairman is either ignorant of relevant laws or playing politics - Abia Govt by LordofNaija: 5:28am On Aug 13
I don't know which is correct; NLC died in Wabba or Wabba died in NLC

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Re: NLC Chairman is either ignorant of relevant laws or playing politics - Abia Govt by Pavore9: 5:28am On Aug 13
It is also important to note that it is only in Abia that the state government pays junior and secondary school teachers.” ......Who pays in other states?

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Re: NLC Chairman is either ignorant of relevant laws or playing politics - Abia Govt by SillyMods: 5:29am On Aug 13
Kerosene State

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Re: NLC Chairman is either ignorant of relevant laws or playing politics - Abia Govt by brexit: 5:32am On Aug 13
God is watching and the bitter truth will be told one day, please Politicians should stop playing with the destinies of Nigerians, one day will come and their lives and that of their families will end in shame, God is Watching

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Re: NLC Chairman is either ignorant of relevant laws or playing politics - Abia Govt by TroubleMaker47(m): 5:40am On Aug 13
I don't feel for Abians! They deserve their leaders rulers!
Loyalty to a party that has ruined ur father, ruined u and is about ruining ur children is d worst kind of stvpidity!
The worst political neophyte in Nigeria today is Abians! Tueh!!! angry

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Re: NLC Chairman is either ignorant of relevant laws or playing politics - Abia Govt by contigiency(m): 5:43am On Aug 13
No remorse from the governor.

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Re: NLC Chairman is either ignorant of relevant laws or playing politics - Abia Govt by brexit: 5:48am On Aug 13
[There was no election all Abians are aware of this truth
quote author=TroubleMaker47 post=81204322]I don't feel for Abians! They deserve their leaders rulers!
Loyalty to a party that has ruined ur father, ruined u and is about ruining ur children is d worst kind of stvpidity!
The worst political neophyte in Nigeria today is Abians! Tueh!!! angry[/quote]

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Re: NLC Chairman is either ignorant of relevant laws or playing politics - Abia Govt by StRichard(m): 6:11am On Aug 13
The worst state since the creation of Nigeria.

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Re: NLC Chairman is either ignorant of relevant laws or playing politics - Abia Govt by KahlDrogo(m): 6:20am On Aug 13
We ibos are not interested as long as the news is not about Tinubu or Yoruba or the South West. We must not lose our focus on Afonja.

Nnaemeka, pour me a few drops of kerosene please.

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Re: NLC Chairman is either ignorant of relevant laws or playing politics - Abia Govt by Flyingngel(m): 6:23am On Aug 13
Pavore9 post:




It is also important to note that it is only in Abia that the state government pays junior and secondary school teachers.” [/b]......Who pays in other states?







Don't mind them. Akwa ibom state government pays Junior and secondary school teachers, it is only primary school teachers that local government pay.
Abiarian shld live with their KEROSENE man.

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Re: NLC Chairman is either ignorant of relevant laws or playing politics - Abia Govt by Ijaya123: 6:38am On Aug 13
The Kerosene sharing governor has spoken. grin grin grin

Expect ShiiteIpob Jews to avoid this thread like plague since it is not about Tinubu or south west.
They eat, drink, sleep and live on south west.

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Re: NLC Chairman is either ignorant of relevant laws or playing politics - Abia Govt by Kingspin(m): 6:38am On Aug 13
The gov of the state have no shame at his age.

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Re: NLC Chairman is either ignorant of relevant laws or playing politics - Abia Govt by kayusely70(m): 6:39am On Aug 13
All these are platitudes, youre owing them salaries.
Re: NLC Chairman is either ignorant of relevant laws or playing politics - Abia Govt by helinues: 6:42am On Aug 13
So Ikpeazu still have the guts to challenge the NLC?

Anyways, Abians are not complaining as long as more kerosene are in their stoves

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Re: NLC Chairman is either ignorant of relevant laws or playing politics - Abia Govt by Kingspin(m): 6:42am On Aug 13
TroubleMaker47:
I don't feel for Abians! They deserve their leaders rulers!
Loyalty to a party that has ruined ur father, ruined u and is about ruining ur children is d worst kind of stvpidity!
The worst political neophyte in Nigeria today is Abians! Tueh!!! angry
Direct your question to INEC. Many Abia residents don't know how this gov won with a higher margin.

This is the same question many Nigerians are asking INEC in Abuja.

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Re: NLC Chairman is either ignorant of relevant laws or playing politics - Abia Govt by fergie001: 6:45am On Aug 13
TroubleMaker47:
I don't feel for Abians! They deserve their leaders rulers!
Loyalty to a party that has ruined ur father, ruined u and is about ruining ur children is d worst kind of stvpidity!
The worst political neophyte in Nigeria today is Abians! Tueh!!! angry
Elections do not take place in Abia State.
Selection takes place. Control the security forces and win the selection.

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Re: NLC Chairman is either ignorant of relevant laws or playing politics - Abia Govt by Livefreeordieha(m): 6:47am On Aug 13
References:
Abia State Government has faulted claims of the state Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Mr. Uchenna Obigwe, with regards to workers’ emoluments in the state, describing some comments by Obigwe as distortions and falsehood, stressing that government was not owing workers in its ministries, departments and agencies, MDAs any salary.

The state Commissioner for Information, Chief John Kalu, said Obigwe was either ignorant of laws by the state House of Assembly or he is playing politics with workers’ salaries.

According to Okiyi, “our attention has been drawn to a statement and a flurry of radio interviews granted by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Chairman in Abia State, Uchenna Obigwe, supposedly on behalf of organised labour, with regard to the state of workers’ emoluments.

"We agree that a labourer deserves his wages and, hence, have worked very hard to prioritise workers’ emoluments in the state. Abia State government is not owing workers in its ministries, departments and agencies, MDAs, any salary.

“Statutorily, these are workers paid directly by the state government and they constitute more than 70 percent of the state workforce.

"NLC leadership at both state and national levels confirmed that workers in our MDAs are not being owed salaries and we make bold to state that they have already received July salaries.

“According to existing laws made by the state House of Assembly, the state government does not pay workers in state parastatals as the management of those parastatals are permitted by law to make, retain and use their revenue to pay their workers as and when due.

“State parastatals also do not remit any portion of their revenue to the state government’s consolidated revenue account unlike the MDAs. Rather, the state government provides support to parastatals from time to time through the payment of subventions, which are not necessarily meant to be used for salary payments.

"If organised labour, led by Obigwe, is asking the state government to directly pay salaries of workers in parastatals, then they should be bold enough to approach the state House of Assembly to amend the relevant laws to ensure that such parastatals remit their revenues to the state coffers so the state can assume full responsibility for paying workers in those parastatals.

“It is on record that this administration has made several interventions to help pay parastatals workers, including paying workers of ABSUTH 11 months’ salary arrears in 2015, payment of N2 billion debt of Abia Poly, payment of months of subventions to all the ailing parastatals in the state among others.”

Okiyi, however, acknowledged that “we have unpaid salaries with secondary school teachers. It is important to state that it is not true that they have continuously not been paid since October 2018. In December 2018, February, March, May and June 2019, when they received two months’ arrears, we verifiably made payments to secondary school teachers.

“It is also important to note that it is only in Abia that the state government pays junior and secondary school teachers.”

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/08/salaries-nlc-chairman-either-ignorant-of-relevant-laws-or-playing-politics-abia-gov
ahahahah so there are laws to owe salaries or deliberately withhold?

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Re: NLC Chairman is either ignorant of relevant laws or playing politics - Abia Govt by naijapips04: 6:52am On Aug 13
This is so sad. I honestly do pity for people living in Abia state.

You asked for an Ngwa man. Enjoy your Ngwa man.
Re: NLC Chairman is either ignorant of relevant laws or playing politics - Abia Govt by Anambralstson: 6:57am On Aug 13
systimax:
All I know for sure is that there is no single government presence on infrastructures and environment of Abia state.
The state is in complete shamble, no drainage channel, smell and dirt has adorned every street as littering becomes normal.
Local authorities are interested in milking millions out of the ever volatile looking citizens.....markets are smelling, roads are not motorable, civil servants and market men and women are not happy.
A contrast of life is in neighbouring Ebonyi state......where the citizens blesses and pray for their Government.
Abia is indeed the dirtiest state in Nigeria.
I challenge anyone to do comparison of Abia and Ebonyi.

Most of you are very Ignorant, Ebonyi might be ahead Abia State on infrastructures, you must be a pathological lair to say there is no infrastructures in Aba, Aba major problem is Aba/Port Harcourt express road which is federal road, Abia not the dirtes state.


Reliable source

Re: NLC Chairman is either ignorant of relevant laws or playing politics - Abia Govt by Mrsheff: 7:02am On Aug 13
Peacemaker5129:
Abia workers deserved what they got from kerosene distributor
. You are very right...with 4 Litre's of kerosene second term is sure in Abia wink grin

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