The immediate past Transition Committee Secretary of Jos North Local Government of Plateau State, Hon. Shehu Usman, on Saturday denied reports making the rounds in media circle that the Simon Lalong-led APC administration is owing the recently sacked appointed Management Committee officials of the 17 Local Governments six months salaries and allowances.
Usman denied the allegations in a chat with journalists in Jos.
It would be recalled that there were reports credited to an immediate past Management Committee Chairman, who complained that the sacked Local Government officials are being owed six months salaries and allowances.
However, debunking the allegations, Usman who was the Organizing Secretary of Plateau Local Government Secretaries forum, said “Governor Lalong is not owing us any kobo.”
”The Governor is very sensitive to the plight of citizens of the state and our welfare was properly taken care of .
“It is rather unfortunate that some of the dissolved Transition Committee Chairmen would spread this kind of rumours”.
“Most of the sacked Transition Committee Chairmen ran their various Local Governments like it was a personal business most of them don’t consult their subordinate before taking any decision affecting their various councils”, he lamented.
“Most Local Government in the state have the financial muscle to pay themselves salaries, anybody that says that the government of Simon Lalong is owing us six months salaries and allowances is been economical with the truth”.
“The dissolved Transition Committee members should be gratefully to Governor Lalong and (APC) for considering them first for the appointment and for allowing them stay for close to two years in office without interfering in the activities of the Local Governments all through the period of their tenure instead of been economical with the truth.
“Lalong is a leader that has the interest of citizens at heart”, he maintained.