PDP Expressed Worry
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State has expressed worry and berated Kogi State Government over the percentage payment of salaries at both the Local Government and State levels.
The party, in a statement on Sunday in Lokoja, said such practice under the leadership of Governor Yahaya Bello, a Presidential Aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, was questionable.
The statement signed by the party’s Director for Media and Communications, Dayo Onibiyo, read;
“We are worried at these so embarrassingly low and inhuman payments, which are amounting to nothing but added debts to the State’s profile under domestic profile and the resultant external debts, from their army of borrowings, which when put together, may just sink the State into the hell of debts”
Turn A New Leaf
It added; “We, therefore, charge the State Government to please turn a new leaf in the little time left for it to spend in office before it will be booted out in 2023 by God’s grace through the suffering masses’ and good people of the State’s votes.”
Earlier Apologized for Delay
Meanwhile, the State’s Commissioner for Finance, Idris Asiru, earlier apologized for the delay in payment of 70 per cent to state workers on Grade Level 8 and above.
Poor January Allocation
He explained, “The noticed delay is occasioned by the late receipt as well as the poor January allocation of FAAC figures to the state, the worst in the last four years.
“Consequently, the low figure in the distributable revenue share is responsible for the development.”