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Ex-Taraba NLC Boss Dismisses Allegation Of Misappropriation Of LGA Funds

The ex- Taraba State chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Mark Magaji Ishaku has dismissed allegation that he misappropriated of funds realized during the screening of local government staff in 2012 to stabilize the salary bill and staff strength of the sixteen LGAs of the state.

Ishaku, who stated this yesterday in Jalingo during an interview with journalists said when former governor Danbaba Danfulani Suntai constituted an adhoc committee and made him the chairman to screening the local government staff, to stabilize the salary bill and the staff strength of LGA’s, he directed that an account should be opened with UBA bank during the period of screening exercise, after which, he would direct further on where or how the money recovered will be managed.

“When former governor Danbaba appointed me as the chairman of the adhoc screening committee, he directed the committee to open an account with UBA Bank which we did with an instruction that he will give further directive on how the money recovered would by managed” he said.

He stressed that the recent press briefing by the state commissioner of information, Mr. Anthony Danburum that he embezzled the money recovered from the screening exercise 2012 were mere fabrications to dent his image.

“Perhaps, shortly after Danbaba had a plane crashed and former acting governor Garba Umar came on board, he inaugurated similar committee to do same job, after which no account was opened in any bank and huge sum of funds were recovered and it was not accounted for. Why didn’t he the commissioner raised that issue? what his doing is a sign of wish-hunting” he stressed.

He noted that the information commissioner was accusing him because the state chapter of NLC declared three days warning strike over the inability of the present administration to address some abnormalities that are currently happening in government.

“If NLC declared three days warning strike in the state and you are beginning to indict innocent person because he was past the leader of the Union, you are not helping the government.

The allegation by the state NLC that State Government failed to tackle the issue of slashing of its workers salaries without any explanation, omission of genuine workers from vouchers, underpayment of salaries, removal of approved allowances, non circularization of salaries of local government workers, non payment of primary schools teachers, among others were issues that government would have given it urgent attention, not to start fighting NLC” he noted.

He urged the commissioner, Anthony Damburum who speak about the past labour leader should tell the world where he kept N36, 999, 999.99 he pocketed without executing the project billed for Lau LGA in the state.

 

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