Exactly 31 days after it conducted the local government elections in Lagos, the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) has failed to pay allowances and bonues to its ad-hoc staff.
BreezeReporters gathered that aside the allowances for the actual exercise which has not been paid, the Commission is also yet to pay for the training of the staff as promised.
It was learnt that the allowances being owed by the commission range between 15,ooo naira and 50,000 naira.
Some of the Ad-hoc staff who spoke with BreezeReporters on the condition of anonymity, lamented the non payment of their wages after the successful conduct of the elections that saw the kick-off of grassroot administation in Local Government areas in the state.
According to the staff, after the successful and proper conduct of the chairmanship and councillorship elections into the 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas of the state, which held on Saturday, 22nd July 2017, the LASIEC has since then refused to fulfill its own part of the agreement to pay the wages.
“It is over a month now since the conduct of the elections and we are yet to receive our pay, an Ad hoc staff who worked in Badagry west Local government said.
The disturbed staff said; I want to plead with the Lagos State Government to look into this and also hasten the process of payment’.
Another ad-hoc staff who served as a supervisor during the exercise disclosed that it is not clear when they will be paid as the commission has not communicated with any staff since they completed their duties in July.
LASIEC is the independent electoral body, charged with the responsibility of conducting the Local Government elections in Lagos state.
The commission could not be reached for comment as at the time of filing this report.