Kogi to start paying four Months salary arrears

The Kogi State Government on Friday commenced the payment of workers’ salary arrears from September to December by 60 per cent.
This is contained in a statement signed and issued by the state Commissioner for Finance, Idris Asiru in Lokoja, who said that the state government regretted its inability to pay 100 per cent of the salary arrears across board for the four months.
“In line with the new direction administration’s commitment to workers’ welfare and the sincere promise by our amiable Governor, Yahaya Bello, to pay civil servant in the state before Christmas celebration, I wish to notify that payment has started in earnest.
“With deep remorse, we sincerely apologise for the delay and its attendant consequences. Regrettably, we are only able to pay 60 per cent salary across board.
“It is the sincere hope of government that through our aggressive drive to increase internally generated revenue, the fortunes of civil servants and all citizens will improve. Accept our responsive and esteemed regards always,” Asiru said.
Governor Bello had on December 2, promised to settle all outstanding salaries of civil servants and the pension arrears of retirees before the end of 2017.
Bello made the pledge on the occasion marking 110th birthday of the Odeyani-Anebira, Audu Otonoku and his eighth year anniversary as the Otonoku at the Lokoja Township stadium.

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