By DESTINY Isinwa
The S.A to Governor Emeka Ihedioha on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in the state, Hon. Mayor Eze, has assured of the readiness of the State Government to recall the traditional rulers suspended by the immediate past administration and promised to commence the payment of their salary arrears.
He gave the assurance Thursday, 1st August, 2019 while addressing Nigerian Horn correspondent shortly after his meeting with some concerned traditional rulers in the state led by HRM Eze Cletus Ilomuanya, held at his office at the State Secretariat.
Eze confirmed that the traditional rulers were suspended and denied payment by the last administration describing it as an injustice melted out on them and a total victimization. He assured them of reasonable recommendations to the Governor which shall metamorphose into the payment of their salaries.
“They are traditional rulers that were suspended or were denied payment in the last administration. They came and they made the case very clearly and I definitely saw reason with them. So there is no way they should continue to suffer injustice and this is an administration that does justice.
“If you look at them and listen to them you will understand that they were victimized. I have discussed with my Permanent Secretary. I will make recommendations to the Governor and I have no doubt that reasonable input will be approved. So when he approves it I will be in a position to do so many other things. We want to start by making payments first because people should not be denied their wages,” Eze assured.
Speaking on behalf of the delegation, Eze Ilomuanya said that the meeting was a continuation of their visit to Governor Ihedioha regarding to various issues surrounding the state traditional rulers particularly on suspension and outstanding payments.
He expressed satisfaction with the administrative pattern of the Governor.
“It’s a continuation of our visit to His Excellency regarding outstanding issues we presented to the Governor by the concerned traditional rulers; regarding the traditional rulers who are on suspension, about outstanding payments, about good governance and giving him our support. We’re impressed about his activities. We’re impressed about the TSA policy, and we say: go ahead, he has our support,” he stated.