Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello, has promised to clear all backlog of salaries owed by the state government to workers before December.
The Governor said this when he was addressing newsmen in Kaduna shortly after the Northern State Governors Forum, NSGF, meeting.
He saidthat his administration did not owe any salaries dept above what is owe by the previous administration.
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According to him what remains outstanding as workers’ salaries was inherited from the administration.
Daily trust said, " when he came on broad he tried to remove ghost workers and after doing that he has been able to pay all the salaries due to workers during his administration saying what is remaining is what was owed workers during the previous administration.
Governor Bello stated that the previous administration applied for N80.5 billion from the Federal Government and that President Muhammadu Buhari approved N50. 8 billion out of the money but that due to his prudence decided to withdraw only N20 billion.
He said the utilisation of the 20 billion was published in national dailies including how it was shared with the local governments.
The Governor said he is expecting the remaining N30,8 billion to clear the arrears".
Bello said, “What is owed by the previous administration is exactly what is owed now. Under my watch, I m not owing a single dine but inherited liability which Mr. President has approved. As soon as we draw that we shall clear all the arrears,”.
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