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20% Deduction: Okai Urges Ododo To Look Into LG Staff Salaries

House of Representatives candidate for Dekina/Bassa Federal Constituency in the 2023 general election, Comrade Usman Okai Austin, has called on Governor Usman Ododo-led administration in Kogi State state to address allegations that salaries of local government staff in the State were deducted.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, Okai said the alleged deduction of 20% from LG workers’ salaries is a grave injustice that cannot be overlooked.

He urged the Governor to address the allegations transparently and take immediate steps to rectify the situation.

“We must demand transparency from our government and refuse to tolerate any form of corruption. It is our collective responsibility to speak out against injustice and ensure that those in power are held to account for their actions.

“It is important to emphasize that this is not an issue of tribalism or bias; rather, it is a matter of accountability and transparency in governance.

“Regardless of our tribal affiliations, we must unite in condemning any form of corruption within our government. The welfare of all citizens, irrespective of ethnicity, should be the priority of any responsible administration.

“The implications of such actions are dire. Deducting a portion of workers’ salaries without valid justification not only undermines their livelihoods but also violates their rights as employees.

“It is a betrayal of the trust placed in the government to fairly and equitably manage public resources,” he said.

It was gathered that local government workers in Kogi State got 80% of their salaries for February, an improvement on what they got in previous months.



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