By Perez Brisibe
UGHELLI—All Progressives Congress, APC, in Delta State, has asked the state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, not to take credit for the release of N800 million for the payment of local council workers in the state, stressing that the money is part of the N28 biilion loan package offered to states by President Muhammadu Buhari who had also vowed to put a smile on the faces of workers during this Christmas season.
The party also accused the governor of pretending to feel the pains of local council workers, adding that the governor was only forced to pay up the salary backlog of council staff because of the forthcoming council elections in the state.
Chairman of the party in the state, Jones Erue, in a statement, yesterday, said: “Though the party is happy for the relief the payment would bring to the families of many council workers who have suffered extreme neglect for too long, the APC is appalled by Governor Okowa’s attempt to take credit for it. He should learn to reap where he sows and not be crafty.”
Erue explained that it was President Buhari’s decision to make 2017 Christmas season better for workers by approval of N28bn to pay salaries that has now brought smiles on the faces of many civil servants.