Obudu Legislators Threaten Executive Over Late Salaries

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By Elijah Ogani

Obudu Legislative Chambers
Obudu Legislative Chambers

The Obudu Legislative Council has threatened to pass a Resolution calling for the transfer of all Principal Officers of Obudu Local Government Council if the late payment of their salaries and those of political appointees persist.

In its plenary Session held on Tuesday, the Legislative Council expressed deep dismay over the persistence late payment of their salaries and those of the political appointees of the Local Government, warning that if the Director of Finance of the Council, Mr. Obase O. Etta keeps treating the issue of prompt payment of their salaries with levity, they will have no option than to pass a resolution for the transfer of all principal officers of the Council.

The Obudu Legislative Council which only stopped short of summoning the Director of Finance following the intervention of the Leader of the Council, Hon. Agabi Sylvester, representing Utugwang South, expressed bitterness that the State Government has released the schedule of payment since the 30th of last month, disclosing that since the inception of this administration, Obudu Lawmakers are always the last to be paid as compared with their colleagues in Obanliku, Bekwarra, Ogoja and Yala.

When contacted, the Director of Finance, Obudu, Mr. Obase O. Etta, said that the delay in the payment of the said salaries was not his fault, that Cross River Government now pays between 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th of each preceding month and that if the legislatures have not gotten any alert, it was the blame of the bank.

Mr. Etta showed the CrossRiverWatch Correspondent in the Northern Senatorial District an alert message from the First Bank Plc dated October 14, 2014, showing that the sum of four million, five hundred and thirty naira, seventy-six kobo (N4,534,530.76k) has been debited from the Council’s account for that purpose.

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