Ji­gawa As­sem­bly em­pow­ers monar­chs on LG al­lo­ca­tion

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The Ji­gawa House of As­sem­bly has passed a bill em­pow­er­ing emirs to pay their salaries and al­lowances and those of district and vil­lage heads from five per cent al­lo­ca­tion de­rived from lo­cal gov­ern­ments in their ar­eas.

The chair­man of House Com­mit­tee on Lo­cal Govern­ment, Al­haji Adamu Sarki, stated this yes­ter­day in Dutse. He said the bill was an amend­ment to the Lo­cal Govern­ment Law No. 7 of 2007.

“Emirs will be pay­ing their salaries, al­lowances and those of wards, vil­lage and district heads. Other ex­pen­di­tures in­clud­ing cap­i­tal projects will be paid from the 5 per cent they re­ceived from the lo­cal gov­ern­ments in their do­main,’’ he said.

In his speech, the Speaker, Al­haji Adamu Ahmed, said the new law would en­sure an up­ward re­view of the al­lowances of all wards, vil­lage and district heads in the state.

“Be­fore the pas­sage of this law, ward heads in the state re­ceived a stipend of N2,000 monthly. The Sec­re­tary to the State Govern­ment will rec­om­mend to the emi­rate the amount that will be paid as al­lowances to ward, vil­lage and district heads,’’ he said. The bill which was sent to the as­sem­bly by the ex­ec­u­tive was de­lib­er­ated on and unan­i­mously passed by the law­mak­ers. (NAN)

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