Primary school teachers and local government employees in Taraba State continue to struggle with non-payment of salaries for six months.
This comes at a time of rising cost of living due to rising consumer prices following the rise in the value of the dollar in Nigeria.
Workers say they have to suffer to keep their status as a result of non-compliance.
One of the thousands of workers said it looked like the problem would be solved, but then the clock was ticking.
"Now it's time for you to go on loan as a schoolteacher and you will be barred if you are recognized as a teacher, because it is known that you cannot pay, because we are not receiving salary,"
Delays in the payment of salaries to workers in some parts of Nigeria are not uncommon, but the length of time and months spent without payment varies from state to state.
Local government employees in the state are in a similar situation, as they have been working for seven months without being able to distinguish between the beginning and the end of the months.
This attitude of the workers has led some of them to despair of finding a better life through their work.
Alhaji Abubakar Bawa, a political adviser to the Taraba State governor, told the BBC.
Primary school teachers are currently waiting for the state government to pay them six months 'salary, including the unpaid February 2016 salary, while local government employees owe the government seven months' salary.
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