Civil servants in the various states across the country have warned their governors against the diversion of the Budget Support Funds recently released to them by the Central Bank of Nigeria.
The workers, who spoke in various forum through their leaders in the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress, threatened to embark on a strike if the money was not used to pay their outstanding salaries.
About 27 states owe workers’ salaries ranging from two to seven months, as of June 30th 2016.
Some of the affected states include Abia, Bayelsa, Benue, Delta,Ekiti, Imo, Kogi, Kwara, Nassarawa, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo and Plateau.
It was gathered that Edo, Lagos, Delta, Ebonyi, Anambra, CrossRiver, Akwa Ibom, Kano and Enugu states were paying their workers’ salaries and allowances as of May this year.
Rivers State was said to have paid salaries for March and pensions up to February and Borno State had paid up to March with the exception of its Hosing Corporation workers, while Ogun State, though paying salaries regularly, was having challenges with the workers over the remittances of pension deductions from their salaries, and payment of gratuities.