Kogi senators donate 1, 300 bags of rice to unpaid civil servants


Senator Dino Melaye has announced the donation of 1,280 bags of rice as relief materials to Kogi State government workers who have been owed several months salary.

Melaye, representing Kogi West senatorial district who announced this today at a press briefing in Abuja, said he and his colleagues in the senate were disturbed by reports of deaths by suicide and the inability of the workers to foot their medical bills.

“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, and others that will follow later, will be handed over to the Kogi State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) for onward distribution to the most vulnerable workers who need immediate assistance,” he said.


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