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“FG Disbursed N602bn To Workers Of Privatised Firms” – Dikki

The Director-General of Bureau of Public Enterprises, BPE, Mr. Benjamin Dikki, has said the Federal Government has disbursed a total of N602bn to former workers of its privatized companies between 2000 and 2014,

Dikki, who spoke with reporters during a capacity building workshop for members of Labour Writers’ Association of Nigeria, LAWAN, said over 50 per cent of this amount was used to settle labour liabilities of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN.

According to him, the amount included N32.6bn paid as salary arrears and N544m paid to the workers as gratuity and pension, stating that over 100,000 workers in 29 privatized enterprises were paid.

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