The Kwara State House of Assembly has commenced investigations into alleged non payment of full January salary to Local Government Workers in the state.
Speaker, Rt. Hon (Dr). Ali Ahmad described Local Government as the closest tier of government to the people explaining that the investigation became expedient to permanently address the problem of payment of workers’ salaries at the council level.
He said the House would be interested in every detail, which according to him, will assist them in ensuring that all stakeholders were on the same page, on payment of workers’ salaries at the Local Government Level.
The Speaker urged the council chairmen to embark on farming like the legislators had done to serve as alternative means of financing governance, to avoid over dependence on Federation Account for survival.
Also speaking, the Accountant General of the state, Alhaji Ishola said that all council workers and State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) teachers in the state, received full salaries in January.
In their remarks, the state spokesmen for the Nigerian Union of Local Government (NULGE) and the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) disclosed that contrary to the directive of the Governor, Alhaji Abdul Fatah Ahmed, full payment of staff salary has been epileptic, due to some arbitrary monthly deductions.