Gov. Yahaya Bello Orders The Full Payment Of Local Government Workers Salaries In Kogi State.

Yahaya Bello.
Governor of Kogi State.

I’m certain this is not the kind of news story those against the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, would like to tell you, as he has ordered the payment of full salaries to the workers of Local Government Areas in the state.

According to the State Chairman of the Association of Local Government Workers of Nigeria, Alhaji Taufiq Isa, the governor had given the order since last week, and no Director or Treasurer can flout the orders of the governor, pleading with the workers in the 21 Local Government Areas in the state to be patient, as modalities for payments are being worked out.

Isa said the clarification became necessary in view of the rumour making the rounds that Administrators, Directors of Local Government and Treasurers had been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission for refusing to effect 100 percent salary payments against the directives of the Nigeria Financial Intelligent Units that local government workers salaries should be accorded top priority.

Isa, who is also the administrator of Ijumu LGA, said ALGON was not aware of the invitation by the EFCC or the arrest of any official of the state and described the speculation as nothing but fallacy which should be disregarded.