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Author: Bigpenngr, Rotterdam

DELTA STATE LOCAL GOVERNMENT STAFF SALARY ARREARS: SETTING THE RECORDS STRAIGHT

ISSUES
By Jackson Ekwugum Every conceivable attempt is being made by critics and political jobbers to cast aspersions on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa over the salary arrears imbroglio in the 25 Local Government Councils of Delta State. Just last week, a shadowy group known as the Centre for the Vulnerable and the Underprivileged, CENTREP, issued a press statement in which it accused the State Government of owing workers in the 25 Local Government Councils thirteen months’ salary arrears. In the Statement signed by its Executive Director, Mr. Oghenejabor Ikimi, CENTREP gave the State Government seven days ultimatum “to defray the thirteen months’ salaries being owed local government workers with the Paris Club loan refund.” The group then threatened to institute a “public interest suit” agains...