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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has warned of the possible threat the withholding of judicial workers’ salaries could pose to the anti-corruption crusade.

The congress appealed to the Federal government to approve the payment of withheld December salaries of judicial officers and workers not to frustrate the fight against corruption.

In a letter to the Minister of Finance, NLC President Ayuba Wabba said efforts of the Muhammadu Buhari administration to sanitize the nation would be hampered when those in the frontline were inelegantly treated.

Wabba said considering the role played by the President in ensuring that governors paid the backlog of salaries, it would be unfortunate if the trend of non-payment of salaries to public officers, was allowed to manifest at the federal level.

The letter reads: “I convey compliments from the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and I’m constrained to write and draw the minister’s attention to the plight of federal judicial officers and staff, whose salaries the Federal Government did not pay in December.

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said the failure to pay salaries of judicial officers and workers by the Federal Government is a potential threat to the anti-corruption campaign.

The congress appealed to the government to approve the payment of withheld December salaries of judicial officers and workers not to frustrate the fight against corruption.

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