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Nasarawa Assembly set-up panel to investigate illegal deduction of LG salary allocation

Nasarawa Assembly set-up panel to investigate illegal deduction of LG salary allocation
Worried by the continue illegal deduction and delay in the payment of salaries of local Government workers in Nasarawa State, the Nasarawa State House of Assembly has set up a six-man probe panel to investigate the concern of the assembly and other related matters therewith in order to addressing the problem.
Balarabe Abdullahi directed the committee to swing into action and submit their reports on  Monday July 22nd.
Speaker of the House, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdulahi who transmit the decision of the House during it plenary  yesterday in Lafia, said that, he see no reason workers’ salary at the Local government council is still not paid 16 days after the month end.
Balarabe Abdullahi however directed the committee to swing into action and submit their reports on or before Monday, 22 July, 2019.
He tasked members of the investigative pannel to in particular probe the State Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs over delay and illegal deduction of staff salary in the state.
According to him,  ” it is heartless if a civil servant will work for 30 days and expected to receive his wages at the end of the month, 17 days after nothing has been done.
“Some of these habits are deliberate, and that is why I said they are heartless and we are goings to step on toes to ensure that the  right thing is done in the LGA, because all of us has parents, brother and sisters in the sector.
” I  aligned myself with some members who said investigation should be carried out.”
The speaker then announced the constitution of six man committee to carry out investigation on why local government salary is still unpaid and the illegal deduction of their wages.
He reiterated, “I  will set up six-man committee to include Hon Mohammed Alkali of Lafia North constituency as the chairman and Mr Ego Maikeffi, the clerk of the House to serve as Secretary of the committee.
“Hon. Danladi Jatau (PDP-Kokona West), Hon. Ibrahim Muluku (APC-Nassarawa Eggon East), Hon. John Osewu (PDP-Doma South) as members.
“other members of the committee are Hon. Daniel Ogazi (APC-Kokona East), Hon.Abdulaziz Danladi (Keffi East,” he said .
Our correspondent gathered that, the plight of staff of local government dated back the administration of Governor Umaru Tank Almakura, where workers’ at that level of government we’re subjected to series screening, percentage payment of salaries, delay and illegal deduction of salaries.
Two months into the administration of Governor Abdullahi Sule, were many local government workers believed the end of their plight has come, it seems there is no respite to the challenges confronting the staff.