Three out of the 18 local government councils in Edo State have received zero allocation from the Federation Account since November.
The LGAs, Oredo, Orhionmwon, and Uhunmwode have been advised to look source for funds from whatever means.
According to the spokesman of the heads of local government administration, Macaulay Ehonor, there was no cogent reason for the action.
According to him, “In this month’s distribution, three local governments received a negative allocation.
“That is to say, what accrued to these local governments cannot fully pay their teachers’ salaries.
“In other words, they are supposed to go out looking for money to augment.
“These local governments are Oredo, Orhionmwon, and Uhunmwode local governments.
“These received negative allocation after the deduction from the mandatory expenditure.
“His Excellency has promised that the State will intervene in the matter.
“This is to ensure that these local governments meet their commitments to the staff in their LGAs.
“The government has also promised to assist in assessing economic potentials of each local government.
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“The local governments are also to carry out physical verification of teachers in primary schools as soon as schools resume.
“The National Union of Teachers, (NUT) has also been sensitized by the state government towards this assignment.
“This administration will abhor absenteeism of its staff, both teachers and non-teaching staff.”
“We were also advised to ensure that our marriage registries are functional.
“Records from these marriage registries are updated on a monthly basis so as to be able to discharge our duties.
“We have just held the joint allocation committee meeting of local governments in Edo State presided over the Governor.
“The total allocation received by local governments in Edo State for the month of November is N1,777,639,808.24.
“Of this amount, the total mandatory expenditure came up toN1,181,401,139.16,” Ehonor stressed.