NULGE Demands More Revenue Items From Kwara Gov

Nigeria Union of Local Government employees (NULGE), has appealed to Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed to return four major revenue items back to local government councils in the state.

NULGE State Secretary, Comrade Hutonu Rafiu made the appeal

in a statement in Ilorin on Monday.

Rafiu commended Gov Ahmed for the release of 17 revenue

items to the local government councils.

“We promise that we shall strive and do all the needful to

ensure that we surpass what the Kwara State Internal Revenue

Service (KWIRS) has been generating.

“We also plead and urge his Excellency for the release of other

four major generating items to Local Government Councils.

“These include citizen fees, land charge and tenement rate,

advert and signage and communication mast,” Rafiu said.

According to NULGE Secretary, the four revenue items were

statutorily the responsibility of the local government by the

provision of 1999 Constitution.

Rafiu, on behalf of NULGE urged the state government to take

over the payment of Junior Secondary (JSS) Teachers in the

state, adding that JSS teachers’ salaries is constitutional

responsibility of the state government.

He commended the Governor for securing N4b loan to pay

arrears of salaries of local government workers, SUBEB staff,

pensioners and ex-councilors in the state.

“NULGE wishes to plead with the Governor to look inward for

means to settle the remaining backlogs of salaries to Local

Government Councils because we still have some local

governments with five, seven and eight months arrears of

salaries,” he said.

Rafiu also commended the Governor for the release of 2017

promotion letters to local government workers.

“The Union wishes to plead for the implementation of financial

benefit for the 2016 and 2017 promotion.

“This implementation of financial benefit, we believe will also

serve as succor to our members and encourage them to be

more diligent with their jobs,” Rafiu added.