Chairman, Zamfara State Association of Civil Servants, Malam Lukman Majidadi said statistics showed that about 1,400 newly employed workers by the state government had not been paid salary since May last year.
Malam Majidadi, who made this known while fielding questions from journalists in Gusau, the state capital yesterday, said the situation had put many of the workers in a severe economic hardship.
Majidadi said that majority of the employed youths were people from poor family backgrounds who considered themselves lucky to be employed, adding that none of them received any payment since from the time they were employed, despite that some left their previous jobs to take the job.
He noted that all the employed were posted to different organisations and schools across the 14 local government areas of the state.
“The workers were employed from the 14 local governments of the state and were posted to start work with immediate effect after given appointment letters.
“We believe that some top government officials were not happy when the employment took place without their influence, which we believe they wanted their children absorbed during the recruitment exercise,” he added.
Also speaking, secretary of the association, Ashafa Garba called on the state governor, Alhaji Abdul’aziz Yari, to look into the problem and approve their arrears.
He said that it was the high time the governor came to their rescue because they had been overwhelmed with lots of problems.
It would be recalled that recently, Governor Yari had constituted a committee to investigate the allegation that majority of the employed youths were not posted to places they could well handle.