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Thursday, 6 April 2017

Protesting Lagos Ex-Councillors, Supervisors Turn Alausa Road To Praying Ground .

Protesting Lagos Ex-Councillors, Supervisors Turn Alausa Road To Praying Ground .

Hundreds of ex-councilors, supervisors of Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs in Lagos and others staged a protest at the Alausa seat of power on Wednesday to protest the non-payment of arrears of salaries, amounting to about N1.2 billion.


Some of the ex-councilors and supervisors turned the road leading to the Deputy Governor’s office to praying ground as they observed their afternoon prayer right on the busy road, as no vehicle was allowed to pass through the road.

The protesters said during the era of former Governor Bola Tinubu, when President Obasanjo seized the state’s statutory allocation as a result of the creation of 37 Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, they were being paid stipends, with a promise that when the allocation was released, they would be paid the balance.

They lamented that after the money had been paid by the late Umaru Yar’Adua administration, successive governments in Lagos State refused to pay them the money amounting to about N1.2 billion.

They decried that many had died waiting for the unpaid salaries by the state government, just as the protesters raised the alarm that 3 of their members had threaten to commit suicide due to their present predicament.

Crdt: PMNEWS

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