The Council Chairmen of Apapa local government and Apapa Iganmu Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Mrs Funmilayo Mohammed and Mr Elijah Adele, have promised to pay severance package to all political office holders before expiration of their tenure.
The Chairmen made the promise when the Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Local government and Community Affairs visited the councils on Friday to inspect their projects and evaluate their performance.
Speaking separately with journalists after the visit, the two council chairmen said that the oversight visit of members of the committee would enable them be on their toes.
Earlier, Chairman, House Committee on Local Government and Community Affairs, Hon. Abdulsobur Olawale, enjoined management of Apapa Local Council Developmenr Area (LCDA) and Apapa Iganmu LCDA to ensure that severance and furniture allowances are paid to all the political office holders before the expiration of their tenure in June this year.
Olawale expressed disappointment over the fact that only few out of the 18 members received half of their furniture allowance which elected officials of the council at Apapa are entitled to.
He stated that the council chairman at Apapa should ensure prompt payment of the furniture allowance before the end of this month.
He decried a situation whereby new local government chairmen will inherit payment of severance allowance when they resume offfice after dissolving the present executive council
According to him, Apapa Loca Council Development Area ranks amongst the best it terms of infrastructural development and monthly allowance, adding that Apapa-Iganmu LCDA has also invested in road construction and development of infrastructure.
While commending the cordial relationship between the executive and legislature in the two councils, Hon Rasheed Makinde, warned that only contractors that have good track records are contracted to handle office buildings and roads due to the peculiarities of Apapa.