APC Comes For Okowa Over Salaries
The Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has chided Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State for allegedly taking credit for the N800m recently released by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government for the payment of local governments’ workers’ salaries in the state.
Addressing newsmen in Ughelli, the state APC Chairman, Prophet Jones Ode Erue, applauded President Buhari for the workers relief package considering the succour such payment would bring this yuletide to families of council workers who had suffered extreme neglect.
”He said the governor pretended that he cared for workers, whereas Deltans were aware that he (Okowa) was only forced to pay up because of the forthcoming council elections.
He added, “The truth remains that Okowa does not feel the pain of workers. If he did, he would have long approved payment to them just as President Buhari did when he gave bailout to all the states to pay workers’ salaries a few months after he was sworn in.”