Nasarawa Assembly urges disciplinary measures against erring LG staff
The Nasarawa State House of Assembly is advocating for a disciplinary action against erring local government staff as part of measures to strengthening the system and for optimal productivity.
The house equally called on the State and Local Government Service Commission being the statutory organs saddled with such responsibility should take disciplinary measures against erring staff across the 13 local government areas in the State.
This, the House said, if such disciplinary measurers are taken it would serve as deterrent to others and would promote productivity among local government staff in the state.
Hon Musa Ibrahim Abubakar, the Chairman, House committee on LG and Chieftaincy Affairs who made the call when the management of Local Government Service Commission appeared before the committee on its 2023 budget performance today in Lafia lamented on the growing rate of absenteeism and truancy among staff of LGAs.
The committee frown at absenteeism among some local government staff in the state and called for attitudinal change for optimal productivity.
He said that the oversight was to assess the budget performance of the commission.
” We are here to perform one of our constitutional duties. We are here to check your 2023 budget performance. We are here because we are partners in progress.
” We want to assure you of our support to enable the commission succeed
” We want the commission to be place number one among MDAs in the state considering the importance of the commission, hosting the grassroots
” We want you to ensure that disciplinary measures are taken against any erring staff of the local government, ” he said
Hon Musa said that the committee would synergize with the commission to ensure that things are done properly and for the overall development of the state.
Earlier, Barr Sani Bawa, the Chairman of the Commission said that their duties include, to promote, monitor, discipline and supervise the activities of local government areas.
He confirmed to the committee that the commission has been receiving 1 per cent allocation from Joint Account Committee ( JAC).
He said that the one per cent is for training of local government staff.
The chairman, however appealed to the committee to assist the commission in addressing its challenges to include lack of prompt release of running cost, mobility ( vehicles) among others.