The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, on Monday directed the State Local Government Service Commission to ensure the payment of outstanding salaries owed to local council workers in the state.
Wike, who gave this directive shortly after swearing in 19 local government caretaker committee chairmen at the Government House in Port Harcourt, said council workers’ salaries must be paid before the release of imprest and security votes to council chiefs.
The governor disclosed that his administration would monitor the pattern of expenditure of the local governments to ensure that funds were deployed to areas that would promote the interest of the people.
He maintained that the local government caretaker committee chairmen must get approval before they could access their security votes and imprest.
“All salaries owed local government workers must be settled before any security votes are released to the caretaker chairmen. We must uphold the welfare of workers at all levels,” Wike said.
He warned local government heads of personnel management and treasurers against colluding with caretaker committee chairmen to manipulate the financial process in the councils.
Wike said, “If any local government head of personnel management or treasurer colludes with a caretaker committee chairman to release unauthorised funds, such official will be sanctioned.”
Akulga: Osealabo Foundation Felicitates With New CTC Boss
The Osealabo Foundation in-conjunction with Oceania Women Development Forum has felicitated with the newly sworn-in Caretaker committee chairman of Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State, Hon. Tonye Awari Alalibo.
This was contained in a statement jointly signed by Comrade Oselema Alalibo, founder and Mrs. Morganba Amos, women leader, the two groups described the appointment of Hon. Tonye Awari Alalibo as “most appropriate” especially at this time the LGA is searching for true political leadership.
The statement which was made available to The Newswriter newspaper on Tuesday, the groups applauded the Governor of Rivers State, Chief Barr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for appointing Hon. Alalibo as the CTC chairman of Akuku-Toru Local government Area, adding that, “with this appointment the governor has demonstrated his love for the Oceania communities.
They maintained that considering his wealth of experience, Hon Alalibo will initiate programmes and policies that will fast track development in Akulga council.
The groups further commended the leaders of the Akulga chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP for making the appointment of the Alalibo possible.
They also congratulated other appointed members of the CTC, expressing optimism that their ideas will add value to the socio-political cum economic development of the Akuku-Toru Local Government Area.
Comrade Oselema Alalibo and Mrs. Morganba Amos prayed God Almighty to shower His blessings and wisdom on the CTC chairman, Hon. Alalibo and his members to pilot the affairs of the Akuku-Toru Local Government Area to the Promised Land. ###