The Nigerian Bar Association Taraba state chapter has given Taraba state government two days ultimatum to return the illegally deduction of the legal officers who work in the state or boycott court activities all round Taraba state.
Idris Abdulahi Jaro, the chairman NBA Jalingo branch disclosed this while briefing journalist at NBA state secretariat Jalingo.
Jaro said the NBA has noticed with dismay that for over four months the salaries of legal officers from the state have been illegally deducted without meaningful reasons.
He noted that the resolution, which was announced to journalist, was taken at NBA’s congress, and that if the state government did not comply within two days, the legal officers working in the state would not attend court proceeding for a whole week thereafter a stiffer action would be taken.
The NBA chairman attributed the illegal deductions to the use of a consultant to pay salaries of civil servants in the state.
“We have technocrats who were employed and trained in the Ministry of Finance, they are under the pay roll of the state and their job is given to someone else who is not conversant with the work force of the civil servants in the state, what is wrong with them?”
“There is no way the consultant can do magic which those who were employed and trained at the ministry ” the NBA chairman stated.
Reacting the development, Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba state pleaded with the Taraba state chapter of NBA to be calm as his administration was doing everything to correct the salary abnormalities.
The governor who spoke through his senior special assistant on media and publicity Sylvanus Giwa said the state government was almost through with amendments salaries of the state civil servants that were affected.
According to the SSA the structure which was on ground for payment of the state salaries were seriously bastardized such that the present administration could not continue making use of.