The president of the Kogi State chapter of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Alex Abutu on Thursday disclosed that names of minors have been found on the payroll some local governments and many others have been discovered to collect salaries twice a month from LGA councils.
While speaking to newsmen in Lokoja, the state capital, he revealed that names of former employees who have retired from service for over five years are still on some LGA payrolls enjoying undue benefits.
He said the irregularities were discovered during the ongoing screening exercise by the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) in collaboration with the union.
The union president said the delay in payment in several local governments in the state, some spanning a period of three months, is due to the irregularities discovered in their payroll and appealed for the workers not to take laws into their hands.
He also solicited for calm concerning agitations of workers demanding the immediate implementation of the N18,000 minimum wage like their counterparts working in the state civil service.
He assured that efforts are being made to address all their grievances.