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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said the Kogi State government is owing workers between 8 – 38 months salary arrears, Concise News reports.

This online news medium understands that the NLC Chairman in Kogi State Onuh Edoka, said this at the seventh quadrennial delegates’ conference in Lokoja, Thursday.

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According to Edoka, the non-payment of salary arrears is in spite of the over N200 billion given to Kogi State as monthly allocations and several bailouts and loan collected.

He lamented that the development has left workers in the state battered and almost turning to beggars.

The NLC boss noted that the worst hit among the workers was the local government staff some of who were owed over 52 months salaries arrears.

Edoka thus called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the matter by releasing the second batch of the N30. 8 billion bailout fund to the Kogi State government to enable it to pay salary arrears.