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

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ILORIN – Former local councillors In   Thursday protested over non- severance allowance owed them from 2007 2010 and totalling N2.25 billion.

aggrieved councillors barricaded main gate   the House in Ilorin while  displaying  placards with various inscriptions. They vowed protest  until Gov. AbdulFatah Ahmed attended  them.

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


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 areas of the state. (NAN)