Local Government workers of Egor LG council protested for non-payment of 13 months salaries, as chairmen tenure ends.
Official activities are grounded at some local government Secretariat in Edo state as workers protested non-payment of their salaries spanning thirteen months.
The tenure of local government chairmen and councillors will end on Friday 22nd April, 2016.
According to The Nation who visited some of councils Secretariat quoted the workers as saying that, the chairmen has engaged in looting of councils properties and the little change remaining in the pulse.
They lamented that even when council workers couldn’t get money for Christmas, new year and Easter celebration, some of the chairmen were busy organizing parties, and build mansion upon mansion to the detriment of their arrears of salaries that are yet to be paid.
Meanwhile, the Edo state House of Assembly has directed the council chairmen across the eighteen local governments to hand over power to their Head of Service latest on Thursday 21st April, 2016.
Workers in the council including political appointees lamented the inability of the chairmen to pay their claims, saying that records in their various accounts department showed that the claims have been collected by the chairmen.
According to staff of Ikpoba-Okha , who spoke in anonymity said “the chairmen collected all their salaries to day, their allowances, claims including other workers claims, their impress account, and their security votes “.