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Okowa decries bloated workforce at Delta Councils


Delta state Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa

Delta state Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa

The Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has decried the bloated workforce across the 25 local government councils as major contributing setback to non-payment of the council workers’ salaries for several months.

The Governor, who noted that apart from the bloated workforce bedeviling the councils in the state, unique salary structure compared with the state government’s structure, had also had negative impact non-payment of its workers.

His words: “I am particularly sad that staff of the council are suffering in the state as a result of salary arrears, bloated staff strength and unique salary structure. It is painful that council workers cannot meet their domestic demands, but we must look for a way out”.


Dr. Okowa who spoke in Issele-Uku, Aniocha North Local Government Area of the State at the empowerment programme of the member representing the area at state House of Assembly. Engr. Emeka Nwaobi, urged council managements to adopt verified staff approach that will fashion out payment for genuine workers.

Assuring that his administration would not encourage the sack of workers, saying, “the councils should adopt an approach where only verified staff and those who come to are paid.”

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