Health workers in Adamawa State numbering over 800 have called on Governor Muhamadu Jibrila Bindow to pay their two years salaries since 2014 when they are recruited into the state civil service.
The workers made the plea through their spokesman , Mallam Ibrahim Auwal, yesterday in Yola. He said they had complained to Ministry of Health and a committee was set up but up till now there was nothing forth-coming.
The spokesman lamented that about 836 of them were screened by a committee that was set up which retrieve their permanent and pensionable employment letter and replace it with temporary appointment by the present administration.
The health workers comprising of cleaners, security men, drivers, record keepers, laboratory and theatre attendants had not been paid their salaries for two years since they were employed.
“We are calling on the governor to intervene in the matter, we have not been paid for the past two years since when we were employed.
“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.
“Doctors and Nurses are being paid while we are being ignored; government need to know that if we go on strike there will be no work in the hospitals. If we don’t work, there will be no admission in hospitals.”
Effort to speak to the commissioner of health proved abortive.