The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has lamented that some workers in Borno State still receive N4,000 as their monthly salary.
Borno workers and other residents also complain of difficulties paying their electricity bills due to the new metering exercise currently going on in the state.
“We want the state government to look into the issue of workers still receiving N4,000 as their monthly take-home,” Babayo Hamman, the state’s Trade Union Congress chairman, representing the NLC national chairman, pleaded at the workers’ parade in Maiduguri, on Monday, May 1.
“We also appeal to the University of Maiduguri to review downward its tuition fees from over N100,000,” observing, “the university is in the state; there is no point having it in the state when the majority of the parents in the state can not sponsor their children there.”
The chairman of the State Council of the NLC, Yusuf Inuwa said: “The metres are consuming a lot of units, resulting in high cost of unit consumption of electricity per unit household.”