4 February 2021 By Chris Nyamtu
Nigeria Labour Congress, Nasarawa State Chapter has called for suspension of all the thirteen Local Government Chairmen in the State to pave way for seamless investigation into non payment of salaries and Pensions of workers of the councils since 2012.
Chairman of NLC in the State , Comrade Yusuf Iya made the call at the ongoing investigation to unravel circumstances surrounding the non payment of salaries and pensions of Local Government workers in the state since 2012.
According to Comrade Yusuf Iya, it was not fair to suspend only the accounting officers to the Local Government Areas for their alleged involvement in the matter.
He explained that the suspended Directors of Finance and supplies as well as Directors of Personnel Management could not have acted independently hence the need for the investigative committee to invite all the Council Chairmen to explain their roles.
Chairman of the Investigative Committee, Mr Ishaya Awotu said the committee had identified poor financial records and mismanagement in the Local Government system so far.
Mr Ishaya Awotu solicited the cooperation of all parties involved in the matter to enable the committee achieve the desired results.
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State had suspended all the Directors of Personnel Management and Directors of Finance and Supplies in the thirteen Local Government Areas of the State over their alleged complicity in the non-payment of salaries for Local Council workers.