The governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has said that only “political” civil servants are on strike in his state.
Civil servants in the state went on strike on September 22, saying workers were owed between two months and 21 months salaries.
Speaking with journalists on Monday in Abuja shortly after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr. Bello said “real” civil servants are reporting to work.
He also said he had cleared all the backlog of salaries he met when he assumed office in January 2016. “Those workers that are on strike are political civil servants, the real civil servants are coming to work.
“We are trying our best to keep up with the payment of salaries.