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Backlog salaries: Local Government workers appreciate Gov AbdulRazaq

 

The Local Government workers in Kwara State have expressed gratitude to Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for approving the payment of N11b salary arrears of Local Government and SUBEB workers in the state.

The workers under the aegis of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) and Health Workers Association thanked the Governor for taking what they described as a bold step despite several challenges.

The Chairman, of the Forum of Director Personnel Management(DPM) and the Chairman, of the Forum of Local Government Treasurers, Mr Oyebanji Gabriel and Mr Adeyemi Oludare in their separate remarks, applauded Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for his magnanimity in clearing all the backlog salaries of the local government workers amounting to over N11bn, owed by the past administration.

Mr Oyebanji Gabriel

Just Event Online reports, They explained that the money had been fully released and the payment was ongoing, adding that it just left an outstanding balance of N1.2b meant for pensioners’ arrears at the local government.

They also praised the present administration for the settlement of the N4b loan taken by the past government and another N1.9 loan inherited from the past government in the state.

Mr Adeyemi Oludare

They maintained that Local Government workers would forever remain grateful to the governor for the kind gesture during this critical period, describing the Governor as a God-Sent.

They also appreciated the state Local Government Service Commission for the positive support and roles rendered to make the payment a reality.

In his response, the Secretary of Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Comrade Terry Henry Isaac, praised Governor AbdulRazaq for the bold step, saying that local government workers had never had it so good in the state.

Comrade Terry Henry Isaac

He explained that the Governor had restored sanity in the local government through the payment of the workers’ salaries regularly and ensuring clearance of all of the backlog salaries.

Also speaking, the Chairman, of the Coalition of Health Workers in Kwara State, Comrade Bolatito Oladele, thanked Governor AbdulRazaq for the 100 per cent payment of COHEN and hazard allowance to all categories of health workers at the local government.

Comrade Bolatito Oladele

He said the government is being fair to the entire health workers for the approval and payment of the hazard allowance because it’s been a long that the union has been agitating for the payment of the allowance.

The Executive Chairman, of Kwara State Local Government Service Commission and The Chairman, of Kwara State, Local Government Pension Board, Alhaji Danladi Umar Shero, advised Local Government workers to remain grateful to the governor for the kind gesture and remain committed to their constitutional duties.

Alhaji Danladi Umar Shero

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