The organised labour has commended the Kogi State government for the latest round of payments to its workers and pensioners.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) gave the comendation in a statement issued in Lokoja the state capital
The statement, signed by the state Chairman of the NLC, Mr Onu Edoka and his TUC counterpart, Mr Ranti Ojo,
described the payment of the salaries and pensions as a huge relief.
The labour leaders applauded government for keeping to its promise to defray the outstanding salary and pensions being owed workers and retirees.
They also appealed to the Federal Government to expedite action on the release of the N30.8billion balance of the bailout fund to the state government.
The unions directed workers to continue to be law abiding and to support government policies and programmes to the fullest.