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Lagos workers, commissioner differ on cooperative deductions



With less than four months to the end of his tenure as the governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode is being accused by some civil servants of deliberately withholding cooperative deductions from their salaries.

Over 30 cooperative societies operating within Lagos ministries, agencies and parastatals were reportedly affected.“As I am talking to you, the account of the cooperatives have not been credited for two months – December and January,” an assistant director who was aware of the issue told The Guardian.

“Even November remittances came late.”The Guardian checks revealed that the cooperative funds held by the state government run into billions of naira. A cooperative executive said the coop with the least amount of money has about ₦3 million from deductions of its members’ salaries.

We learnt that deductions from November 2018 were only remitted this month. The Commissioner for Information, Kehinde Bamigbetan, confirmed the report to The Guardian.

The Guardian, Friday February 15

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