Chairman of Yagba East council, Otunba Ganiyu Ibrahim has described the strike embarked upon by the National Union of Local Government Employee (NULGEE) Yagba East chapter in Kogi State as an act of criminality and has nothing to do with labour matters.
The Yagba East boss who made this known to newsmen at Ife- Olukotun in Kogi state said NULge did not follow the laid down rules of going on strike.
Ibrahim who said some NULGE members were misguided to attack public buildings of important personalities like Jide Omokore who is not a politician, alleged that the perpetrators had collected money from the opposition party.
He said since assumption of office, he has paid the 2012 leave bonus, three and a half months salary arrears and the cooperative contributions amounting to millions of naira incured by past administration as well as embarked on electrification projects in Idofin-Isanlu and Jegge.
All these have blocked the channels through which the council funds were shared.
Ibrahim also said his administration has put an end to the means through which some people take salaries without working for it.
He assured that those who were laid off during the audit exercise will be re-engaged when the revenue improves, adding that the revenue of the council has dwindled for now and can not pay the full minimum wage.
Ibrahim who said his priorities are staff welfare, said what he request in return is discipline from them.