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Govs Inability To Pay Salary Not Evidence Of Corruption – APC

Posted: Sep 14, 2015 at 12:01 am   /   by   /   comments (2)

By  Temidayo Akinsuyi LAGOS

The All  Progressives  Congress (APC)  on Sunday said the inability of some state governors to pay salaries of workers is not evidence that they have mismanaged state funds.

Alhaji Lai Mohammed

Alhaji Lai Mohammed

Speaking in a chat with  Daily  Independent,  National  Publicity  Secretary of the party, Alh. Lai Mohammed, who was responding to claim in some quarters calling for a probe of  governors under the platform of the APC who could not meet up with their financial obligations, said the fall in the monthly revenue of the states contributed in no small measures to the crisis.

According to him, “The issue is that the inability to pay staff salary is not conclusive evidence of  corruption or maladministration or misappropriation of funds. It will be wrong to conclude that simply because the governor has not been able to pay staff salaries that the governor must have embezzled funds. It  is not correct”.

“The truth is that in 2014, about June 2014, about 840 billion naira was being shared between the three tiers of government monthly. However by 2015, it came down to under 380 billion naira which means that most states suffered reduction of  more than 50 per cent  in money  that was accruable  to them. So a government that has been taking as much as 6 billion naira was now taking 3 billion naira” . 

“Meanwhile it’s  overhead was fixed but the income was being reduced. So it is not 100 per cent  that all those that were  unable to pay salary arrears must have been guilty of corruption, No”.

“Secondly even if as a serving governor, their tenure will expire  and you are going to account for your misdeed but is that why we should subject innocent citizens whose only crime is that they have worked for  their pay to suffer and not be paid? That’s why the government embarked on the  large package” he said.

Comments (2)

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 5:04 am Daniel

    Has the package been distributed?

  • Sep 14, 2015 at 3:30 pm Nwade Chudi

    Lai Mohammed ,Please don’t try to laundery the fail promises of APC . APC governors are most corrupt in this country and they have all pocked or misappropried and corruptly enrich themselves with public fund. Where in the world is website built for seventy -eight million (#78m) ,but by a APC governor. Only in APC ruled state will a governor be flying a helicopter but cannot pay civil servants their salary . This is just two example and when you include the grand bandity of IMO state ,the picture becomes clearer of the looting in APC states. Lai Mohammed is always lying and I don’t know what he bequit young generation. APC is a fraud .

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