Eight Nasarawa Local Govts Save N60m from Workers’ Screening

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee investigating non-payment of June 2019 salary and unnecessary deductions of local government funds said about N60 million was realised from eight of the 13 local government areas after workers’ screening.

Chairman of the committee Ibrahim Alkali (APC-Lafia North) gave the figure after the committee held a meeting with the local government chairmen in Lafia.

According to him, the chairmen of the eight local government areas that presented their reports of their payments of salaries are Lafia, Toto, Karu, Kokona, Akwanga, NassarawaEggon, Obi and Awe.

He added that the eight local government areas realised about the N60 million during the screening of their workers.

He lamented the inability of Doma local Government Area to conduct screening before payment of June salary to the workers.

The committee chairman gave Doma council 10 days to conduct the screening and report to the house, just as he urged other remaining local government areas to complete their screening exercise and report to the committee accordingly within the same time schedule.

Alkali, however, expressed dismay over sour relationship between some local government chairmen and Development Areas, noting that such was not healthy for the local government system. He advised them to work in synergy for the good of all.

He lamented the invasion of Lafia Local Government by hoodlums during a screening exercise.

The committee chairman called on staff and directors of the various local government areas to be more proactive in discharging their duties, urging any aggrieved person to channel their complaints to the appropriate quarters.

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