By Emmanuel Udom
Some officials of the Nigerian Legion, Lagos State Command, seem not to be happy with their meager salaries, as well as the monthly deductions approved by their command.
These officials are threatening fire and brimstone, alleging that the command with Colonel Samuel Akande rtd , as the commandant is short-changing and running them into poverty.
Some of the officials, who spoke off record with www.csomedia.com.ng said that the Lagos state government, through the command, contracted them to guide its various facilities with terms and conditions to pay N25, 000 per month to each of the officials.
Hospitals, schools, local government secretariats, markets, etc, are some of the facilities in the state that were contracted to the officials through their command.
But, the officials are complaining that with their meager slurries, the command is still deducting N2000 from each of the 24,000 workforce in Lagos.
This is coming as the command has not paid some of the officials their salaries in the last one month, a Nigerian Legion official alleged.
Independent investigations conducted by www.csomedia.com.ng reveals that some Nigerian Legion officials deployed to pruiavte companies like banks, churches, schools, shopping malls, etc, are paid higher salaries.
Speaking with our correspondent in Lagos yesterday, Colonel Samuel Akande, the Nigerian Legion Commandant for Lagos denied the allegation that his officials are paid N25, 000 arguing that by their terms and conditions for employment with the Lagos state government, their salaries are N22, 000 with a monthly deduction of N2000, which is known and approved by the state government.
Akande tough-lashed the gossiping officials, calling them Judas Iscariot, explaining that in the last few months, he has been working round the clock to plead with the Lagos state government to increase the salaries of the Nigerian Legion officials to N30,000, which is the minimum wage for workers, nationwide.
The commandant however denied that there are 24,000 serving Nigerian Legion officials in Lagos.