Nasarawa Assembly Speaker assures LG speakers of welfare packages

By David Okpashi

Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Danladi Jatau, has assured speakers of Local Government Legislative Councils in Nasarawa state of payment of their furniture allowances and other welfare packages.

The Speaker gave the assurance while hosting the Forum of Speakers, Local Government Legislative Council, Wednesday, in Lafia.

Jatau told them that under  the present dispensation, he would ensure that their furniture allowance and other benefits due to them are paid.

The Speaker directed the Chairman, House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon Musa Ibrahim Abubakar, to liaise with the ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, to ensure that the prolonged issue of payment of furniture allowance and other entitlements due to the lawmakers at the local government levels.

On the issue of N64,000 alleged deduction from the salary of the Speaker, Doma Local Government Area, Jatau directed the House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon Musa Ibrahim Abubakar, to engage the Chairman, Doma Local Government Council and the Speaker of the area with the view of finding lasting solution to the issue.

Earlier, Speaker of Speakers Forum, Local Government Legislative Council, Nasarawa State, Hon AbdulMalik Mailafia  had said that the visit was to congratulate Rt. Hon. Jatau on his emergence as Speaker of the House.

Mailafia, who is the Speaker of Obi Legislative Council, appealed to the Speaker to intervene in the area of payment of their furniture allowance.

While appealing further to the Speaker to intervene over alleged continue deduction of N64,000 from the salary of Speaker, Doma Local Government Area by Chairman of Doma Local Government, Mailafia assured the Speaker of their loyalty and support to succeed.

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