LG Salaries: Nasarawa Assembly Wants LG Staff To Enroll In IPPIS 


BY AHMED TUKUR, LAFIA – Nasarawa State House of Assembly committee investigating non payment of local government salaries and unnecessary deductions from Local Governments has directed staff of the third tier of government on the need to enroll into the Integrated payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

Ibrahim Alkali (APC, Lafia North) said the enrollment would help in curtailing ghost workers, corruption and illegal promotion of local government staff in the state.

Alkali, who stated this when the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Yusuf Iya and other union leaders met with the committee in Lafia, said the meeting was aimed at finding lasting solutions to the problems confronting local government system in the state.

Mohammed Umar, Chairman, Trade Union Congress (TUC), Comrade Tete Yohanna Jatau, the state Chairman of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) were among other union leaders who attended the meeting.

Alkali said; “We have met and discussed with various critical stakeholders in order to find solutions to the present challenges facing the local government system in the state. You are partners in progress. Let us put ourselves together to sanitise the local government system in the state, hence the need for the meeting.

“We discovered in the cause of this investigation that local government council can pay 100 per cent full salary to their staff.

“Our local government can pay salaries without problems if things are going fine, but they are confronted with challenges because of anomalies in the system.

“We noticed that a local government after payment of salaries to its staff, it left with N50million as surplus,” he said.

Alkali also disclosed that the committee would organise public hearing in order to receive inputs from stakeholders so as to proffers challenges facing the third tier of government in the state.

He identified illegal promotion, re-occurrence of retired and dead persons’ names in the payment voucher in the local government among others as problems confronting the system in the state.

The committee chairman further disclosed that the panel will do all within its powers to ensure the sanitization of local government system for effective service delivery.

In his submission, the state NLC chairman, Comrade Yusuf Iya lauded the committee for a wonderful job done so far just as he advocated for a holistic approach to tackle the challenges facing the local government system in the state.

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