Nasarawa Assembly probes non-payment of LG salary

By Mohammed, Lafia

The Nasarawa state house of assembly,Tuesday, constituted a six-man committee to investigate the finances of the state ministry of local government and chieftaincy affairs over non payment of June salary to local government staff and other unnecessary deductions of local government funds in the state. 
Speaker of the house Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi made this known while constituting the committee during the house proceedings in Lafia. 
He said the assembly cannot fold its hands to see other brothers and sisters who are working at the local government suffering.
“It is disheartening and unfortunate that up till now, June salary of the local government staff has not been paid,” he lamented.
The six-man committee 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 and Hon. Danladi Jatau (PDP-Kokona West).
Hon, Ibrahim Muluku (APC-Nassarawa Eggon East), Hon, John Osewu (PDP-Doma South) are members.
“Other members of the committee are Hon. Daniel Ogazi(APC-Kokona East), Hon.Abdulaziz Danladi (Keffi East.
Balarabe Abdullahi directed the committee to swing into action and submit their reports within one week Monday July 22. 
He however, said that the House would continue to ensure that the right things are done in the interest of the state and for the overall development of the country. 
Earlier, Danladi Jatau (PDP-Kokona West), the Minority Leader of the house while raising the issue under the matter of public interest expressed concern over non payment of June salary to the local staff in the state and need to be  investigate.

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