Kogi State And The Sleeping State Assembly Members; No To Rubber Stamp Legislature

By Usman Okai Austin

 Outright Confusion in Kogi as Assembly Members concedes Legislative Roles, Chase Bogus Contracts, Line up behind Yahaya Bello  The crises of salaries of kogi workers may linger for sometimes as law makers in the state Assembly who are charged to checkmate the activities of the governor have been induced with contracts and cash from the SDG office in lokoja  Investigation revealed subtaranean moves by Governor Yahaya Bello and his aides which infiltrated the state lawmakers into toeing the line of the government to douse opposition from the peoples democratic party lawmakers who are of the majority in the state Assembly  It is novel and misnormer in a state legislative arm for a party in the majority ‎to produce just the deputy speaker and the majority leader at the expense of the speaker of the house and the minority coming from the APC the ruling party  The assembly members penchant for contracts and money have led to ‎series of unressolved petition against the organs of the state in relation to the refusal of government to pay workers and pensioners their entitlements  Governor yahaya bello in his usual cunny tactics has cajoled the lawmakers to accept the contracts who unsuspectingly submitted variously ‎companies were most of them are directors a situation which enough to indict the lawmakers, Some of them were given contact to supply brooms, dusters for class rooms raging from One million Naira to One million Seven hundred Thousand Naira.   Workers and pensioners ‎have resorted to protests,fasting and prayers to mitigate the situation through divine intervention as the peoples representatives have turned avarice and stooge to the state government  Thank God, the workers in the state polytechnic lokoja and JAC of all tertiary institutions in kogi state are set for a five days warning strike hence paralysing the activities of the institution for one week  With the apathy from the lawmakers ‎in the state Assembly the only...

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