IMMEDIATE PAST COUNCILLORS IN LAGOS STATE EMBARK ON PEACEFUL PROTEST OVER NON-PAYMENT OF SEVERANCE PACKAGES

Immediate past Councilors and Supervisors in Lagos State Local Government Areas/LCDAs are currently embarking on a peaceful protest at the Lagos State House of Assembly over non-payment of severance packages.

In a press statement issued on Thursday November 25, the past officials noted that Conference 57, an umbrella body of all the chairmen in the 20 LGAs and 37 LCDAs in Lagos State, has not paid severance packages five months after their tenure ended

The past officials also stated that the Payment of Furniture Allowance to statutory officials of the council in the immediate past administrations has not been effected and should be added to their severance packages.

The Council members revealed that members of Conference 57 were given a six-month window to clear the backlog of furniture allowances, severance packages, by Governor Sanwo-Olu before the constitution of a new cabinet; however, with 60 days left, the directive has not been implemented.

The affected Councilors are also threatening to file legal action against Conference 57 for their negligence to this directive and disregard for the constitution, while also pleading with the Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, the Secretary to the State Government, Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, and Governor Sanwo-Olu to wade into the issue and proffer a long-lasting solution.

Recall that in April 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. 

The protesters, who were agitating for their salaries and other benefits to be paid, took over the dual carriageway leading to the Deputy Governor’s office and prevented vehicular movement, while police officers did not resist them.

Credit: Eons Intelligence

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