Some 836 hospital support staff in Adamawa have appealed to the state government to pay them their salaries, which have accumulated over 27 months since they were employed.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the staff comprised cleaners, security men, drivers, record keepers as well as laboratory and theatre attendants employed in 2014.
Addressing journalists in Yola on Monday, the workers said none of them had been paid since they were employed. They appealed to the state Governor, Jibrilla Bindow, to intervene and end their sufferings.
The spokesman for the workers, Ibrahim Auwal, said they had complained to the Ministry of Health and a committee was set up to address the issue.
“We were screened by a committee which retrieved our permanent and pensionable employment letter and replaced it with temporary appointment.
“We were given personal subhead number with the assurance that we would be captured in September salary but report reaching us is that the voucher of September salary to be paid this week did not include us.
“We want Governor Bindow to intervene in this matter to end our sufferings as we are aware that we were captured in the bailout money collected by the state government,” Mr. Auwal said.
He said that the 836 of them had the capacity to ground activities in government hospitals if their plight was not attended to.