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Adamawa: Ad-hoc committee on salaries submits report

Adamawa House of Assembly Ad-Hoc Committee on non payment of Local Government staff salaries and allowances has submitted its report indicating that the 21 councils in the state are owing staff N2.2 billion.

The report presented at the house plenary indicated that three local governments of Gombi, Girei and Yola North were yet to implement the minimum wage.

The report showed that the 21 local governments were owing workers salaries and leave grants ranging between five to one months, adding that fund received by the councils for the past two years ” is substantially reasonable to have avoided non-payment of staff salaries and other entitlements.”

The report also said that some 772 staff were ill-treated by completely omitting their names from payroll of five local governments.

The report went ahead to recommend that the local governments yet to implement the minimum wage should do so with immediate effect while those owing salaries should design modalities for  paying the outstanding salaries within three months.

It also recommended among others that Local Government Service Commission should investigate the circumstances surrounding the omission of 772 from the payroll of Ganye, Jada, Song, Hong and Numan local governments.