The Niger State government has stated that it was not true that November salaries of state workers were being deducted for no just reasons.
The commissioner of Information, Danjuma Salau in a press statement disclosed that instead of deduction the government was able to implement from November Salary the 25 per cent increase in salary.
He further stated that Niger State government has implemented the 25 per cent salary increment only on grade levels as approved by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello.
He explained that teachers, in the state are on Teachers Salary Scheme (TSS) and therefore not entitled to 25 per cent salary increment because the increment was not inclusive of workers on special salary scale.
On the alleged deductions, Dajuma Salau said that Teachers Registration Council made its deductions once a year, categorized as NCE holders N2000, degree holders N3000, master degree holders N4000 and Ph.D holders N5000 which was done on those concerned.
The commissioner also stated that another deduction of 2.5 per cent is for National Housing Fund which took effect from this November and was done in collaboration with Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC).
He advised all categories of workers in the state to always seek for their pay slip or meet the director, Salaries of Ministry of Finance for comprehensive explanation.