The Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C. Don Adinuba, has described the State PDP’s allegation of deduction of money from workers’ salary, leveled against the State Government as a perfect example of combative ignorance trumpeting its own values.
The People’s Democratic Party, through its State Chairman, Chief Ndubisi Nwobu, had last weekend, accused the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA-led State Government of exploitative tendency, alleging what it described as illegal deductions from salaries of workers at source, for the recapitalization of Ndiolu Microfinance Bank.
However, Commissioner Adinuba in his reaction stated that Ndiolu Microfinance Bank was not owned by the State Government and that the Bank had no relationship whatsoever with the State Government.
He further noted that the said Microfinance Bank was a private enterprise of workers in the State for those who wanted to recapitalize their bank and solely decided to raise money amongst themselves and agreed on how much each category of worker would contribute to the scheme.
According to Mr. Adinuba, representatives of workers approached the State Head of Service saying that certain amount of money should be deducted from the salaries of their members at source, the same way other associations and unions across the country paid check-off dues.
He stressed that there was no Government input and the claim by the PDP that the scheme was an exploitative tendency was completely far from the truth.
The Commissioner also wondered why the PDP in the State did not take the matter to the leadership of the workers’ union, if it really had the interest of the Civil servants at heart.