I have a feeling of disappointment over the way and manner this government is playing with people’s right. Sir Martins Yanatham Dickson Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on media, did you say that two months outstanding salaries have been already paid? I stand here to object it with a very high sense of disappointment. Numan local government council for instance had in March received part of their allocation which only paid two departments, Finance and Administration, leaving behind Agric, Works, Legislative and Budget not paid. To my amazement just yesterday a Congress meeting was called where the staff were told that the money they received will only pay those four departments that have not been paid February salaries. Gbammm!!!!
What happened to the governor’s directive that two months should be paid immediately? Not even a month’s salary, but half. Tell me what is happening? And yet it is all over the media that these payments have already been made. Why say one thing and you’re doing an entirely different thing?
My concern is that most of these workers have collected loans from the bank and it is now four months gone, now only a month’s salary is being expected. It then means that the banks will take away what is due for them for the whole months.
My plea is that you people should rather be mute than politicizing issues like these because it doesn’t affect you in any way. May God have mercy on this government