Ex-councillors in Kwara protest non-payment of severance allowance




ILORIN – Former local government councillors In Kwara  on Thursday protested over the non-payment of the severance allowance owed them from 2007 to 2010 and totalling N2.25 billion.

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The aggrieved councillors barricaded the main gate of  the Government House in Ilorin while  displaying  placards with various inscriptions. They vowed not to stop their protest  until Gov. AbdulFatah Ahmed attended  to them.

The Chief of Staff  to the governor, Mr  Toyin Sanusi, who came out to address the protesters, was chased back.

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The governor later  invited the protesters  for a closed door meeting which lasted  three hours.

After the meeting, Hon. Sulyman Olota, the spokesman of the group, told NAN that the meeting  with the governor was fruitful.

He said the governor promised to constitute an arbitration committee to look into the issue.

Olota added that the meeting was attended by  a representative  from each of the 16 local government areas of the state. (NAN)

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