Irregular salary payment in Bauchi subjects people to hardships – critic

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By; MOHAMMED KAWU, Bauchi.
A public commentator and critic in Bauchi, Mallam Umar Mai-Fata has accused the state Governor, Mohammed Abubakar as responsible for the untold hardship on the people by not adhering to the campaign promises and irregular payment of salaries.
Mai-Fata, who made the allegations while talking to journalists at Bauchi NUJ Secretariat, said both civil servants and pensioners were subjected to untold hardships due to irregular payment of their entitlements.
According to the critic, the entire citizens similarly face similar problems as the economy is not being turned round to facilitate provision of basic necessities of life, stressing that such scenario has never been witnessed by the civil servants and pensioners.
He hinged the pathetic situation on the incompetence of the APC-led administration in the state for its failure to heed the needs and yearnings of the people, as well as the non-fulfillment of the party’s electioneering campaign promises.
“This government does not keeps to its campaign promises and members of the State Legislature too are not helping matters as far as the aspirations and yearnings of citizens are concern”, Mai-Fata frowned.
“I consider the hardship being experienced by the people and their plights as regard the bare-faced deceits to the people by those in authority who promised them better life” he said.
“I use this medium to express my solidarity with the people especially civil servants and pensioners who are suffering and lacking the basic necessities of life at a level never seen before in this state”, he stated.
Mai-Fata added, “The present government has nothing on ground to show like basic infrastructural development in its two years of tenure ship and payment of salaries become herculean task without which activities in the state are put at standstill”
Responding to the criticisms, Bauchi state Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Auwal Jalla dispelled the allegations, saying people are used to criticize government without basis or substance.
Jalla described the allegations as baseless and without any substantive reason or fact, saying, “Nobody will come to Bauchi state and say the state government is doing nothing, unless may be that person doesn’t have anything to say”.
On salary payment, Jalla explained that the state government is doing everything possible to offset the two month outstanding salaries of civil servants which processes are being concluded with the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.

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