By; SAMSON YAKI, Lafia
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Nasarawa State has berated Governor Abdullahi Sule over the delay in payment of June salaries to workers of local government councils in the state.
This was contained in a statement issued by its head of media and publicity, Ambassador Sunday Taimako Anyuabaga and made available to newsmen Monday, in Lafia.
According to the statement, the development is “an indictment of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a wicked party that is out to kill the masses with frustration and poverty”.
“During the last administration of Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, local government workers and retirees received their salaries and pensions in meager percentages, while there was no payment of their retirement benefits which are very bad policies of the ‘CHANGE’ slogan. Very worrying to this fact is that an APC administration that took over from itself with ‘NEXT-LEVEL’ slogan cannot even better the lives of the electorates as contained in their deceptive campaign manifestos, instead they are worsening things.
“Also, it is important to draw the attention of the public that with the Local government autonomy, there should have been no delay in the salaries of workers as monies went directly into the local government purses, but the APC in their usual ‘abracadabra’ style have made things more worse and confusing, such that the more you see the less you understand.
“The PDP, as a people oriented party, continues to stand in unity and solidarity with the Local government workers and the people of Nasarawa State at large over the sufferings being meted out by the callous and insensitive APC administration. It is our earnest prayers that justice is done and Nasarawa State is delivered from this devilish party.
“On that note, we, the PDP, appeal to the people of Nasarawa State to continue to pray for justice to be served at the tribunals to return all the stolen mandates of the party to us, which in turn would reposition Nasarawa State and Nigeria at large to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people as the PDP is renowned for doing”, the statement reads.
Despite receiving allocation, the 3rd tier of government have been unable to pay its staff for the month of June.
In this regard, a 6-man committee was set up by the state House of Assembly to investigate the issue.