Edo PDP-led Assembly directs commissioner to release LG allocations




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BENIN – PDP legislators in Edo House of Assembly, have passed a resolution directing Mr Lucky James, Commissioner for Local to release allocations meant for local councils to pay workers salaries.

Mr Festus Ebea, deputy speaker, is leader of PDP led faction in the House.

minority PDP legislators their plenary in the assembly complex, while the majority APC legislators sit in house

The resolution passed on in Benin following a motion under matters of urgent public importance moved by Mr Emmanuel Okoduwa (PDP Esan ).

Moving the motion, Okoduwa said workers in five local councils in the were currently on due the inability of their chairmen to pay staff salaries.

He listed the affected councils to include Orihionmwon, Ikpoba Okha, Oredo, Egor and Esan North East local government areas.

“It is unfortunate for two months now, some local government workers have not been paid their salaries.

 “It is also sad taxes have been deducted the salaries of workers who have not been paid,’’ he said.
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 Okoduwa recalled that the assembly had passed a resolution calling on the Commissioner for Local Government and the 18 local government chairmen to furnish the house with all the receipts federal allocation.

Other lawmakers who spoke on the motion, called on the commissioner to all monies deducted illegally federal allocation accruing to the councils to enable them pay salaries.

The PDP legislators also passed a resolution calling on Gov. to desist from polarising the assembly by harbouring some legislators in government house.

The resolution passed following a motion moved by Mr Emmanuel Okoduwa, (PDP Esan North East).

The PDP lawmakers observed that it shameful that a part of the legislature had collapsed.

They contended that the move was an attempt by the to run a parliamentary system of government in a democracy.

They also called on the to stop interfering with legislative activities.

 Ebea directed that clean copies of the two resolutions be sent to the , commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]