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NGO challenges Dickson to disclose salary, security vote

By News Express on 13/04/2017

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•Governor Dickson.
•Governor Dickson.

Patriotic Citizens of Nigeria (PACON), a non-governmental organisation, on Wednesday urged Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State to borrow a leaf from Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State and publish details of his monthly salary, and security vote.

PACON threw the challenge in a statement issued in the state capital, Yenagoa, signed by its conveners, Mr Aluzu Ebikebuna and Mr Poweidei Debekeme.

The NGO argued that Dickson’s claim of running a transparent government since 2012 was not entirely correct as the governor has never disclosed how much he had been collecting as salary and security vote, which are public funds.

PACON said: “We wish to state that accountability and transparency goes far beyond gathering only political appointees in a government-controlled environment and dole out figures without proper breakdown of how those figures were spent.

“The arrangement also does not give room for critical questions to be asked as related to stewardship.

“This is the sorry state of what the government calls transparency briefing obtainable in Bayelsa State.

“We hereby insist that in the spirit of accountability and transparency, the Bayelsa governor should, as a matter of urgency, make public his various salary pay slips, security votes and the amounts allocated to the various local governments in the state.”
PACON implored the state House of Assembly to also make public its budget, various constituency allocation funds, wardrobe allowances for members and the salaries of its leaders, beginning with the 2017 budget.

“Transparency is not only a word,” the group said, adding: “The government must ensure it takes the genuine step of making public the security votes, pay slips of the governor and the amounts allocated to the local government councils.

“This, among other necessary things to enhance, sustain, strengthen and propel the wheel of democracy.

“The Bayelsa government should allow for NGO-driven transparency briefings that would be held outside government-controlled environment.”

Source News Express

Posted 13/04/2017 1:34 PM

 

 

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