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LP Rejects Bailout For States Over Unpaid Salaries

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LABOUR PARTY CHAIRMAN, ABDULKADIR ABDULSALAM

LABOUR PARTY CHAIRMAN, ABDULKADIR ABDULSALAM

The Labour Party has rejected the demand by state governors for a financial bailout from the federal government over their inabilities to pay workers’ salaries.

The opposition party said states only needed to look inward to generate enough revenue to pay their workers and depend less on the federal allocations, which they could use for other developmental needs.

The National Chairman of LP, Alhaji Abdukadir Abdulsalam, who stated this in Abuja on Friday while speaking with newsmen, said that President Muhammadu Buhari should not in any way pay workers of states, insisting it would set a bad precedent and worsen the crisis.

He said, “To us in the Labour Party, the Federal Government should not set bad precedent by bailing out these states from the quagmire of paying workers’ salaries, which is their duty. The states should go back to the drawing board and ensure that their priority henceforth as they receive allocations from the Federal Government should be to pay the backlog of salaries they owe the workers.

“It is disheartening and most unfortunate that most of the states that clamour for change and whose governors destroyed the economy of their respective states can no longer pay workers’ salaries up to 10 months.

“This is unbelievable in a country like ours. These states due to their lack of preparedness, prioritisation of projects and coupled with their white elephant projects, were unable to do the right things”.

The LP chairman proposed that rather than ask for a bailout from Buhari, states should rather look inward especially from their internally generated revenue and pay the arrears of the salaries being owed workers immediately.

“We support the NLC and the TUC that any state owing workers’ salaries should be locked-down and all the state governors, including former governors owing salaries for more than two months should be investigated by the EFCC to explain what happened to the resources of their state especially Rochas Okorocha, Rauf Aregbesola and Idris Wada of Imo, Osun and Kogi states respectively”.

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Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo

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Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo

Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has stated that injustice in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made him leave the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He stated this on Thursday shortly after he was presented with the party flag by the Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.

Senator Aboo said he has found justice, development, and purposeful leadership in the ruling party.

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“In the first place, the reason, why everybody should join politics, is to serve the people. The essence of government is to shield the poor masses and ensure justice,” he said.

“My main mission of joining the APC is because I have seen justice, I have seen development and I have seen the desire for the leadership at the highest peak to sacrifice their personal comfort just to make the poor people feel good. So I am in the APC to deliver, I am into the APC to help the people.”

The lawmaker promised to work to make sure the APC takes back Adamawa State from the PDP in 2023.

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NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians – Nyesom Wike

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NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians - Nyesom Wike

Governor Wike

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has expressed that he has never seen a more corrupt institution than the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

He made this remark while speaking as a guest on Channels TV Sunrise Daily on Thursday morning.

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Governor Wike went on to describe the Commission as a cash cow for politicians, stating that this has been the practice for a very long time.

The Governor also stated during the interview that South-South Governors have challenged NDDC against carrying out projects without consulting the state government.

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.

Senator Abbo, who represents Adamawa North in the Nigerian Senate announced his defection from the PDP to the APC in a letter addressed to the Senate.

Senator Ahmad Lawan, the President of the Nigerian Senate, read the letter during Wednesday’s plenary session.

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In his letter, Senator Abbo explained that his decision to defect to the APC is because of the mismanagement of the PDP in Adamawa state by Governor Umaru Fintiri.

Senator Abbo who is a first-term lawmaker was elected in 2019 to the Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Meanwhile, the name Senator Elisha Abbo became popular amongst Nigerians last year after he made headlines for slapping an attendant in a sex toy shop for ‘disrespecting’ him.

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