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Uduaghan Directs LG Chairmen To implement Reviewed Salary Structure


Delta state governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has directed local government chairmen in the state to implement the reviewed salary structure for political office holders.

Governor Uduaghan gave the directive yesterday (Wednesday) in Asaba during an interactive session he had with council chairmen, secretaries, leaders of legislative arms and councillors in the State, at Government House.

He said the meeting was to correct misconceptions in some areas which sought to exclude councillors from the reviewed salaries and renumerations.

The Governor stated that following the visit to the state last year by members of the Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Commission (RMFC), a new renumeration and salary structure for certain categories of political office holders was presented.

Consequent upon the presentation by RMFC, Governor Uduaghan said he sent a bill to the State House of Assembly which was eventually passed into law.

He further explained that he had discussed with the House of Assembly to amend the Local Government Law with a view to reflecting the present law now in use.

For the avoidance of doubt, the Governor averred that "It was the bill I sent to the House that was passed into law that was the document ascented to."

The Governor who re-affirmed that councillors have been taken care of in schedule 7 of the new law, directed council chairmen to abide buy it "so that we don't run foul of the law."

Meanwhile councillors from the 25 local government areas of Delta State have passed a vote of confidence on Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan and endorsed him as their candidate for the 2011 governorship election.

The chairman of the forum of Leaders of Legislative Arms, Hon. Tutumor Daniel who moved the motion during the interactive meeting with the governor, said they are happy with his leadership style.

Honorurable Daniel who is the leader of Isoko North Legislative Arm remarked that as grassroots people, the councillors will mobilise the electorate and ensure that the Governor was returned to continue his good works.