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LG Delay Salaries: Adamawa Lawmakers Sets Up Committee Of Investigation

By Tom Garba, Yola
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Adamawa state House of Assembly has constituted a seven-man Ad-hoc committee to look into the problem of non payment of salaries in most Local Governments of the state.

The committee came up as a result of a motion moved by the Deputy Speaker, Mr Sunday Peter, under "Matter of Urgent Public Importance".

Sunday Peter raised concern over non payment of council staff, local health workers and teachers for several months, adding that as representatives of the people from the grass roots, the house needed to intervene in finding solution to the problem.

Other speakers at the Monday plenary including Mohammed Mahmud (APC-Mayo-Belwa), Emmanuel Tsamdu (PDP-Madagali), and Hassan Barguma (APC-Hong) lamented the plight of council workers and urged the house to intervene.

The House Speaker, Kabiru Mijinyawa, who presided over the plenary where a resolution was passed for an ad-hoc committee, listed seven member committee with the deputy speaker as chairman.

The committee is to submit report in one week.
In a related development while the plenary was going on, the Governor of the state, Sen.Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow on a Popular Radio Hausa program as " Taba kidi,taba karatu which it's being presented by Kata Kore in Adamawa Broadcasting corporation (ABC) announced to the people of the state of settling two months of the salaries backlog with assurances of settling the other two months within the shortest possible time.

You can recall that the non payment of the LGs salaries has degenerated a lot of public discourse and heated debate in the state, where other public analyst accused the Nigerian union of Local Government Employees (NULGE),the union body of the association of collaborating with the state Government on failure of paying not paying the salaries.