From: Gambo Ahmed, Lafia
The Nasarawa State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Mr. Haruna Illiya-Osegba, has stated that the 13 Local Government Areas (LGA) in the state have shared the sum of N1.8 billion for the payment of staff salaries for the month of October.
Iliya-Osegba who made the disclosure to journalists yesterday in Lafia the state capital immediately after the state’s local government Joint Account Committee and stakeholders meeting.
The commissioner said that the allocation was N300 million less than what local government areas got in the previous month.
According to Mr. Haruna Illiya-Osegba, “the local government areas would pay salaries to workers ranging between 65 -85 per cent as was done in the month of September”.
The commissioner further stressed that the joint account committee agreed that the local government council would work assiduously to ‘clean up’ their payroll and boast internally generated revenue in order to ending the regime of percentage salary payment.