Zulum pays workers' salaries, pension to beat Borno market prices

 
Sat May 16th, 2020 - Borno
 

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state; has directed immediate payments of workers’ salaries and pension to beat rising market prices at end of Ramadan fast.

According to him, early payments of May salaries and pension will enable workers and pensioners prepare for the Id el Fitr celebration, slated for the weekend.

Chairman of Borno state chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Bulama Abiso in a statement Saturday disclosed: “Even though the Ramadan fast is just half way, early payments of salaries and pension was to prevent rushes in preparations for Sallah celebration,” warning that it could expose workers to market price rises for food and drinks, clothes and other basic materials to mark Id el Fitr.

 
 

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source: Guardian