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467 Ad-hoc staff of NPC protest non-payment of 2023 census allowances in Bauchi

467 Ad-hoc staff of NPC protest non-payment of 2023 census allowances in Bauchi

Over four hundred and sixty-seven (467) Adhoc staff of the National Population Commission (NPC) on Tuesday protested over non-payment of allowances in Bauchi.

Speaking on behalf of the ad-hoc staff, Abbas Adamu, while addressing the state Director of the Commission and staff in Bauchi, said, “We have done our job but have yet to receive our allowances.

“On behalf of the Ad-hoc NPC 2023 Census staff who participated as special workforce and facilitators for the upcoming 2023 census exercise.

“We are here to inform the Commission that we in the attached list have not received our training allowances which were conducted at the Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa University (ATBU) and Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic all in Bauchi State from 23 January – 5th February for Special work force and facilitators, respectively.”

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According to him, several appeals have been made to the state office of the National Population Commission to pay for the omitted facilitators and special workforce trainees but the response has not been encouraging.

He added that “We protest and present a letter to the office to demand payment of our allowances within seven days from the date of the receipt of the letter.”

Hudu Baballe, State Director of the National Population Commission (NPC), lauded the Ad-hoc staff for carrying out the protest in a simple and violence-free manner.

“I have listened to all your grievances and complaints and they are all noted. I have gotten the letter which would be forwarded to the Commissioner and the National Headquarters in Abuja,” he said.

Baballe promised the Ad-hoc staff to remain calm and exercise patience as the Commission will meet their demand soon.