Oshiomhole tasks LGs on obligations to workers
NULGE in a protest few days ago, accused the state government of illegal deductions from councils allocations, a development they alleged has been responsible for some councils’ inability to pay salaries.
In defense of the governor, the council chairmen under the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) attributed the inability of some councils in the state to pay salaries of their workers to the alleged mismanagement of the economy by the immediate past Peoples Democratic Party led government and not the administration of Oshiomhole.
The ALGON chairman, Mrs Itoha Osahon-Ogbeide and Legal Adviser, Mrs Lucy Omagbon at a press conference, described the allegation by the PDP and NULGE that its allocations were being deducted as one “ignorance” adding that the problem of paucity of funds for Local Governments started since October 2014 when the Federal Government started complaining about oil theft and the corresponding dwindling allocations from the Federation account.
Also speaking, Omagbon asserted, “The problem is that we get half of what we use to get before. The issue started since October last year and everybody knows that. Orbih has been on the downward trend and we are not surprised at his present utterances. Infact the comrade Governor has been doing his best to even look for money to help councils and some body is talking rubbish”.
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