The incoming All Progressives Congress, APC government in Bauchi state has noted with concern the on-going strike action embarked upon by organized labour unions in the state over the nonpayment of their two months salaries.
According to a statement issued by the deputy-governor elect, Engineer Nuhu Gidado and made available to newsmen in Bauchi, he expressed concern that the on-going strike by public workers in the state over non-payment of their two months salaries is a set back to the current transition process set in motion by the party.
The statement noted that the strike by the workers has become injurious to the on-going transition process and appealed to the entire workers in the state to shelve the strike action towards the success of the transition programme in the state,
Gidado, while calling on the out-going Yuguda-led PDP government to hasten the payment of outstanding salaries to the state civil servants, however expressed dismay with the financial indebtedness to the workforce by the out-going administration.
He debunked the insinuations about the source of funding for the Bauchi Re-branding Project Committee set up by the governor-elect, which, he said, is being personally sponsored by the governor-elect, Barrister Mohammed Abubakar, and other wealthy individuals in the state and promised that it would not be a financial burden to the state.
According to him, the branding project committee members numbering over 40 were not on any payable allowance, as they have been working on developing strategic focus for the state free of charge as part of their contribution towards rebranding the state for the betterment of the people.

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