No going back on salary review, Al-makura tells workers

NASARAWA State Governor Umaru Tanko Al-makura has said that there is no going back on the downward review of workers’ salaries in view of the current economic downturn affecting the state and the country at large.

The governor made his position known on Wednesday, when he played host to top government functionaries who were on Sallah homage to the governor at the Government House in Lafia.

He explained that, the review became imperative in view of the dwindling revenue accruing to the state coffers saying he cannot continue to vote such amount to workers who constitute just one percent of the state’s population.

The governor, who decried the high level of unemployment in the state, said if workers salaries are reviewed, opportunities would be created for young graduates without jobs.

He added that the salaries of workers in the state is bogus, hence, other projects cannot be embarked on with the current salary template.

He urged workers to accept the review in good fate and return back to work in the interest of the state.