Top APC Governor Suffers Heart Attack, As Dino Melaye Blows Hot, Set To ‘Take Over’ Government House

By Post Nigeria January 28, 2017 07:52

Top APC Governor Suffers Heart Attack, As Dino Melaye Blows Hot, Set To ‘Take Over’ Government House

The Kogi State chapter of the All Progressive Congress, APC, has given the Governor, Yahaya Bello, four weeks as the deadline, to pay and reconcile the on-going staff audit in the State.

Senator Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi-West), who spoke on behalf of the party, at a News Conference, on Friday, in Abuja, called on the Governor to pay civil servants, pensioners, and other concerned workers, all their entitlement for the past one year.

“Any attempt for Yahaya Bello to think otherwise in this regard, after four weeks from today, will be met with peaceful revolution across all the 21 Local Government Councils”, Senator Melaye said.

He added, that the staff audit the world over, was a periodic exercise to monitor and evaluate public servants for promotions, retirements, new employment opportunities, and elimination of ghost workers.

According to Melaye, the strategy adopted by the State Government, has in the exercise caused so much pain among the genuine civil servants, rendering them jobless, and without salaries for almost a year.

He stressed that with the N30 billion bailout given to the State Government, its workers ought not to be subjected to any form of hardship.

He said: “The bailout fund is primarily meant for those purposes, while part of the N11.2 billion Paris Club refund, was also aimed at ameliorating the suffering of our people.

“About 80 percent of workers salaries and entitlements have not been paid, since January 2016.

“We urge our civil servants to be patient and be very law abiding till the next four weeks.

“We also call on the State Government, to re-order the priorities of the Sate, in line with the needs and aspirations of our people.

“The solar street light, the Revenue House and SDG Office, being celebrated for 1 year in office for example, have no tangible value, and cannot put food on the table of our people.

“All the public hospitals were filled to maximum capacity in the last eight months, until some few days ago, when the Nigerian Medical Association officially called for their closure.”

He traced the development to the “non-payment of salaries, and lack of needed drugs.’’

The Lawmaker also expressed concern, that rather than enjoying the dividends of democracy, Kogi indigenes were subjected to pains.