Employer in court for owing staff 3-month salaries

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The proprietor of Olugbemi Unique School, Angwan Makama, Masaka in Nasarawa State, Jimmy Lagundaye, has been dragged to court by twelve of the school staff over allegation that he owes them three-month salaries.

The petitioners, namely; Eze Susan, Kemi Soje, Amina Obor, Ojo Jumoke, Abonyi Amalis, Patience Ogede, Abdurazak Isah, Uver Charles, Amos Ebhohen, James Tor, Noel Blessing and Pauline Opeh, who are all staff of Olugbemi Unique School averred that the proprietor is owing them a total sum of N579, 000.

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They said they were in the employ of the school, and were on monthly salary but are owed three-month salary arrears.

They stated that efforts made by them to get their salaries from the proprietor including reporting him to the police, and Nasarawa State Education Inspectorate Office, Area 1, Masaka were futile.

The petitioners who were all in court yesterday alleged that the accused said that even if the school ran down, he had nothing to lose as he would turn it to a mini estate.

They prayed the court to help them recover their monies.

Magistrate Victor Manga, admonished Lugundaye to pay them their salaries if really he owed them, and adjourned the case to March 9 for hearing.

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