The leadership of a group calling itself the Concerned National Service Personnel has called on the government to as a matter of urgency, pay its members their allowances that have been in arrears for two months.
The NSS personnel are demanding unpaid allowances due to them.
The group in a statement said the government’s inability to pay them their allowances in arrears and subsequent silence on the delay shall push them to embark on industrial action.
It said “In recent times, there have been clear scores of astronomical and obnoxious increases in the prices of transport fares, data bundles, foodstuffs, and other consumables, all in the wake of this economic warfare
“It has always been the core mandate of the NSS scheme to ensure that priority sectors of our national life are never lacking in the requisite human resources needed for development, but this is handicapped in a way when the individuals mandated to augment the necessary sectors are hungry and have no transport fare to commute to work.”
“Personnel poised to serve the nation as part of their civic responsibility have been deprived of their two months’ payments unnecessarily with no prior information in that regard,” it added.
“We are by this missive aggressively registering our displeasures surrounding the late timeline the “ALLAWA” is processed and its meagre worth and in the bid to do so, we call on all discerning and well-meaning NSPs to join us in this quest to press home what is due of us,” the group noted.
The personnel said the only language the government understands is “strike action” adding that if the government can’t increase its remuneration, it should be paid on time