Kogi state workers have rejected the decision of the government to pay 50 percent of their July salary.
The workers said the proposal of the state government was unacceptable despite the sacrifices made in the last 19 months.
Yahaya Bello, the state governor had on Tuesday night met with the leadership of the organised labour where the proposal was tabled before the workers.
Bello was said to have told the workers that the fund available in purse of government could not pay the full salaries of the workers and that of the political appointees.
Bello explained that the monthly federal allocation to the state had dwindled with the state receiving N1.7 billion last month.
However, the workers, led by the state chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Onuh Edoka, and his Trade Union Congress counterpart, Ranti Ojo, were said to have told the governor that they would meet their members and communicate their decision to him.
Speaking on the issue, Edoka said the workers had met and had rejected the offer to pay half salary to them.
According to him, such offer had been made in the past with the organised labour rejecting the proposal, adding that the position of labour had not changed.
By Tony Nwanne
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