An Ex-LG Chairman Employed 100 Workers 2 Weeks to Handover

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One of the former local government chairmen in Kogi Central reportedly employed 100 persons into the local government, shortly before he left office on 28 July, 2011.

 Our correspondent in the area reported that the ex-chairman who is interested in re-election is trying to use the gesture to canvass for votes.

 The Graphic was informed that even as the chairman was owing contractors and workers heavily, the recent development, it was gathered was to frustrate the caretaker committee which may be set up soon.

 According to our source, the ex-chairman conducted staff audit twice, but the result was never published neither were they implemented.

 One of the close aides of the former chairman who confirmed the hasty employment, told our reporter that he sought approval from the Local Government Service Commission before he carried out the exercise, saying that the total salary of the new employees was in the neighbourhood of “just N1.5m.”

 It could be recalled that the same local government liquidated some bank loans amounting to over N90m, even as the ex-chairman is still a regular visitor to the office of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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