Following the inability of some Local Government Councils to pay the salaries of their traditional rulers, the Kaduna State government has disclosed it will reduced the number of people working in such places.
But clarifying the issue, the Deputy Governor of Kaduna State Arc Barnabas Bala Bantex in a written speech he presented at Ham Day on Saturday, March 26, 2016 said the traditional institutions are over-staffed.
He said even though the payment of traditional rulers is a responsibility of local government councils which had in the past allowed the payroll to balloon to unsustainable levels, he added that the state government is going to correct the issue.
“I wish to address the issue of payments to the traditional institution. This is a responsibility of local government councils which had in the past allowed the payroll to balloon to unsustainable levels,” Bantex said.
The Deputy Governor added: “Traditional institutions are over-staffed, and the processes ongoing to correct the issue have led to the delays. We apologize for this delay, but I believe that it is absolutely necessary to resolve the personnel.”