Plight of State Government Workers in Nigeria

I am very angry today. We should really look into the plight of state government workers in Nigeria.

For God’s sake a worker is entitle to his wages.

These state governors’ stories on not being able to pay workers there wages are really unpalatable and unacceptable.

How can a human (governor) owe his workers for more than 7 months and come out in a national television to say he is helpless on the issue?

Plight of State Government Workers in Nigeria

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For crying out loud, the states get monthly allocation from the FG, they also have been generating revenues internally (most times subjecting businesses and SMEs to multiple taxation) yet they always are broke.

How can this be? What are they doing with all those monies generated, allocated and borrowed? Is it that no one (law) can hold these sitting governors to account for their expenditures?

They are always quick to point out that the formula of sharing revenue with the FG is not favourable and always asking for upward review of their own cut, yet the allocation given to them not properly utilized. Massive embezzlement of public fund is the other of the day. That is why the governors wield so much power, misusing public funds with impunity.

That was why the past governor of a northern state took a loan of N2.9bn on the eve of his departure doing nothing with the money. Vanguard reported that he shared the money with the SSG’s office among others.

This is a quagmire; there must be a paradigm shift in the way finances are managed in the Nigerian State. State governments must be made to account for their monthly allocations.

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    Francis Nwokike

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