Delay in payment of salaries, issuance of school certificates worries lawmakers


Kaduna lawmakers have expressed worry over the non-payment of salaries to civil servants and the problems pupils are subjected to while seeking issuance of their primary School certificate in the state.
The lawmakers expressed their worries in a separate motion moved at the plenary stressing that it was necessary for the state government to address the problems legally.
The Minority Leader and member representing Zonkwa constituency, Hon. Kantiok Irimiya Ishaku, said the matter of non-payment should be addressed as an urgent matter.
He urged the other members of the House to make enquiries from their various constituencies as to why they have not received their salaries saying, most of the complaints he had received were either some are having same account number or BVN issues and so on.
A committee was set to look into the matter and feed the house back by next week.
On the other hand, another motion was moved by Deputy Minority Leader of the House, Hon. Bityong Yakubu Nkom, member representing Kaura Constituency, on the issue of non-issuance of primary school certificate to graduating students in Kaduna State.
“In view of the fact that the primary school is the foundation of education in Nigeria and the first school leaving certificate is very important in our nation, it has been observed that some local governments authorities in Kaduna State have not been issuing such certificates to graduating pupils for some years now. As it was found out in Kaura Local Government Area, the last time certificates were issued was in 2004,” he said.
He urged the House to conduct an investigation into the factors responsible for this problem with the view of suggesting ways of proffering solutions to enable those affected to obtain their Certificates.
He called upon the members of the House to support the motion so that the matter is tackled immediately.

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Source:: Nigerian Pilot