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Kaduna: Newly recruited nurses lament over unpaid 8 months salaries

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Over 200 well being staff recruited by the Kaduna State Authorities in June final yr have lamented that they haven’t been paid for eight months.

DAILY POST remembers that the state authorities in 2023 recruited over 200 nurses on grade degree seven, who had been posted to basic hospitals throughout the state.

However, in line with the nurses, they’ve labored for eight months with out pay.

They had been paid for under three months, February, March and April.

In keeping with them, the quantity they had been paid through the time was lower than the quantity written on their appointment letters.

One of many nurses, who didn’t want to be named, mentioned: “We’ve got not been paid our 8 months wage arrears which we labored for as a result of we began work in June 2023 however began receiving wage from February 2024.

“We’ve got single moms and divorcees amongst us who fend for themselves and their youngsters. One can solely think about the stress they undergo to supply for his or her household.”

He begged Governor Uba Sani to intervene to ensure they totally obtain their pending arrears quickly, including that a few of them posted to rural areas needed to pay for hire, feeding, and transportation.

One other affected midwife, who spoke on situation of anonymity, mentioned she had been struggling to get to her office at Kakuri.

In keeping with her, she spends N1,400 to and from her group to the office every day.

“Nearly all my wage goes to transportation and the work burden is simply too demanding. Allow them to pay us our 8 months arrears and enhance our wage as a result of the burden is an excessive amount of on us,” she mentioned.

The Chairman of Nationwide Affiliation of Nurses and Midwife, Kaduna Chapter, Ishaku Yakubu, confirmed the unpaid wage arrears.

“We’re conscious however we’re pursuing their arrears for them as a result of I’ve gone to the workplace of Head of Service to speak about it,” he mentioned.

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