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Protest hit NPC office over Adhoc staff allowance

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Protest on Wednesday rocked the National Population Commission, NPC, office in Kano as some of its ad-hoc staff numbering over 300, protested non-payment of their 18 days’ training allowances which were due in February 2023.

The staff recruited for the 2023 census claimed they have not been paid despite delivering on their job.

The spokesman of ad-hoc staff in the state, Aliyu Rulwanu, accused the commission of selective payment which was contrary to the term of their agreement.

According to him, the unpaid ad-hoc staff had written several letters, reminding them of their allowances which were overdue and demanding urgent payment, but the commission kept mute as there were no words of encouragement.

He said the peaceful protest, demanding their money was the only option left for them to explore.

The Kano Public Relations Officer of the National Population Commission, Hajia Jamila Abdulkadir Sulaiman, said the ad-hoc staff did not fill their forms correctly, resulting in a delay in the payment of their allowances as the commission is in the process of rectifying the errors.

She assured them that they would be paid as soon as the commission concludes work on the corrections.

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