Democracy Day: Delta NULGE Expresses Displeasure Over Non Payment Of Salaries, Insists On 70:70 Sharing Formula

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The Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Delta State Chapter has expressed displeasure over what it called the inability of governor Ifeanyi Okowa to pay the council workers all outstanding salaries arrears saying that the celebration of the two years anniversary of the Okowa led government was not without mixed feelings

According to the union, “It is a with mixed feelings in the sense that it would have been complete if not for the fact that local government workers are the only people suffering the hardship in the country where the federal and the state are getting salaries and only the local government workers cannot get salaries. So, no matter how the Democracy would have appeared very positively, I want to tell you that in the minds of local government workers, nobody will be happy.

“No matter which ever way, whether the governor has done 100 per cent in terms of structures, administration or any thing just because some persons are not yet paid, I want to tell you that there is a mixed feeling, some persons are not happy which is especially, the local government workers.”

The state Chairman of NULGE, Mr. Ziko Okundeli, told newsmen on Democracy Day in Asaba that his members are not happy with the development, and accused teachers of the current challenges been faced by the local government workers, noting that the teachers takes the first line charge in the payment of salaries while the balance which he said is not always enough are given to the local government workers.

“What we are saying is that, the little available resources that is at the disposal of the state for the council be used equally. If we are getting 70 per cent, let teachers get 70 per cent for now until the situation is stabilized”. the chairman stressed.

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