Dogara, Adamu decry non-payment of workers’ salaries
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, yesterday led members of the Bauchi State caucus in the National Assembly to register their grievances against Governor Mohammed Abubakar over the utilisation of N8.609 billion bailout funds.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, alongside the lawmakers and several other stakeholders of the All Progressive Congress (APC), were at the national secretariat of the party, where they met behind closed doors with the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.
Senator Ali Wakil, representing the Bauchi Central, expressed concern that workers in the state have not been paid their salaries and other entitlements, despite the state benefitting from the bailout funds.
He said: “There are issues revolving around non-payment of salaries and non-utilisation of bailout funds. That is part of the problem.
“It is an agrarian and civil services state and we must do everything to see that workers are paid as at and when due.”
Senator Suleiman Nazif, representing Bauchi North, who spoke on behalf of the group, also hinted that they were at the secretariat in connection with the crises bedevilling the state chapter of the party.
“So, there is need for us to come to the secretariat and we can assure you that the national chairman is on top of the matter and would go back to Bauchi to our key supporters and tell them exactly what transpired.
“Nobody is against the governor; the governor is against himself.”