Daily Trust

120 aides not enough for me — LG chair

- From Ibra­heem Hamza Muham­mad, Lafia Politics · Nasarawa State

Chair­man of Nasarawa Eg­gon Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area of Nasarawa State, Al­haji Dan­lami Idris Odasko, has said that 120 po­lit­i­cal ap­pointees are not enough for him.

“I have 120 po­lit­i­cal ap­pointees. If I have more rev­enue sources, I will in­crease their num­ber to 200 or 300.

“The po­lit­i­cal ap­pointees are mostly youths who want a means of sub­sis­tence. Ne­glect­ing them would not au­gur well for their im­me­di­ate com­mu­nity,” he said.

He said aside from the elected coun­cil­lors, aides are im­por­tant as they are tools for sen­si­ti­sa­tion of the masses on gov­ern­ment pro­grammes and poli­cies.

Odasko said pay­ing the aides between N10,000 and N20,000 monthly was bet­ter than spend­ing huge sums of money on the havoc they would cause if they are left idle.

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