The Kwara State Government has been advised to put in place military check points in Ekiti Local Government to halt kidnapping and other crimes in the area.
This was sequel to Matter of Urgent Public Importance raised by Lawmaker representing Ekiti Local Government, Ganiyu Gabriel titled Spate of Kidnapping in Ekiti Local Government ” of the floor of the House.
Gabriel expressed displeasure over activities of abductors in his Constituency and advocated drastic steps to be taken arrest the situation for safety of lives and property Some Lawmakers in their contributions charged concerned authority to be proactive towards apprehending criminals tormenting Communities in Ekiti Local Government.
Reading the resolutions of the House, Speaker Engineer Yakubu Salihu charged traditional rulers and religious leaders to join with law enforcement agents including Vigilante groups in tracking evil doers in Ekiti Local Government and the state in general.
The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Kogi State, chapter, has dismissed statement credited to the State Government that its Chairman, Onuh Edoka, confirmed that Governor Yahaya Bello’s administration does not owe workers’ salaries.
Recall that the former Director-General of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Progressive Governor’s Forum, PGF, Salihu Lukman had last week accused Governor Yahaya Bello of among others, of owing workers’ salaries.
The state government while responding through the Commissioner for Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo, said the state was up to date with salary payment, and claimed that Edoka had confirmed that the government was up to date in salary payment.
But in a statement by its state secretary, Paul Omale, NLC accused the state government of a deliberate attempt to cause disunity within the state workers.
According to him , the attention of the leadership of the Organised Labour in Kogi has been drawn to a story published in many national dailies alleging that the NLC chairman, Onuh Edoka confirmed that no percentage salary was paid to Kogi state workers.