The Kogi State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected fresh moves to screen local government workers in the state.
The PDP, in a statement signed by Bode Ogunmola, spokesman of the party, on Monday, lamented that “now that the state government has received N30.8 billion bailout out funds, it has thought out plans to again inflict pain on the LG workers through another round of screening”.
The PDP also condemned in strong terms, the alleged hiring of a consultant to screen local government workers, stressing that it is another way of siphoning the state funds with the billions of Naira to be paid for engaging a consultant.
“The PDP also notes that the life of workers will be put in danger by travelling up and down. Many workers have died in the past because of this irrelevant screening.
“We therefore cautioned against any form of hardship to be inflicted on Kogi citizens. Enough is enough of the hardship the Gov. Bello led administration has caused the people,” the statement noted.