The kwara state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employee (NULGE) today protested against the current disbursement of sixty per cent of the allocation of local government council to state Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB post primary school teachers.
Speaking with our correspondent, the president of the NULGE Saliu Yusuf said local government workers have not been collecting salaries for over five to six months, adding forty per cent of the last month allocation was giving to local government.
He lamented that workers are going through serious financial crises as result of unpaid salary.
Reacting to the development, the senior special assistant on media, Muideen Akorede in a statement said Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed sympathises with the workers regarding the unfortunate salary crises at the local government level.
He noted that the State Government is not constitutionally responsible for payment of local government workers’ salaries.
According to Akorede, the protesting workers refused all three options of speaking with the governor at the government house, but insisted that the Governor must address them at the gate.
He explained that His Excellency was advised against the option by the police and other security agencies present with the fact that the protesting workers had been infiltrated by suspected miscreants.
The police however resulted into the usage tear gas claiming the protest has been hijacked by miscreant.