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Why we suspended payment of local government workers’ salaries – Wike

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has revealed the explanation for the delay within the fee of salaries of native authorities employees for the month of Might.

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The Governor stated safety studies he bought indicated that outgoing native council chairmen might go away workplace with the native authorities allocation for the month of Might.

The tenure of the outgone chairmen ended on Wednesday Might 16, after they accomplished their three years in workplace.

The brand new chairmen who received the April 17 native authorities council election had been sworn in on Thursday by the Governor on the state Authorities Home, Port Harcourt.

Talking throughout the swearing in ceremony, governor Wike disclosed that he ordered the suspension of the fee of Might salaries to forestall some outgoing chairmen from leaving with the Individuals’s cash.

The Governor stated “I ended the final chairmen of council from paying the final wage due to safety studies I bought and complaints from councillors and supervisors that their cash is not going to be paid figuring out how we politicians who shouldn’t have conscience and their political leaders who would need them to cart away the final allocation that got here.

“So, I made a decision to droop the fee of salaries to native authorities employees.”

The governor, nevertheless, directed the newly sworn in chairmen to make sure that former council chairmen and their appointees in addition to councillors recieve their salaries first earlier than they stick with it with their official duties.

Governor Wike additionally charged the brand new council chairmen to take environmental sanitation severely, significantly in Eleme, Oyigbo, Obio Akpor and Port Harcourt metropolis native authorities areas.

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