Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has mentioned that his administration needed to clear over N50 billion in wage obligations inherited from earlier administrations within the state.
Gov. Bello acknowledged this throughout his speech to mark Nigeria’s 60th Unbiased anniversary in Lokoja on Thursday.
He mentioned the majority of that cash was borrowed together with different debt obligations which in response to him continued to impede the flexibility of the state authorities to release funds for infrastructural and different growth.
” These whose actions harm our state and folks should face a reckoning,” he added.
Bello who famous that the State Public Service and Pension Reforms had been an enormous success, added that non-payment, late cost and proportion cost of salaries have gotten a distant reminiscence to Kogi employees.
He added that inasmuch as authorities revenues have all the time been tight since his administration assume workplace in 2016, the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened issues.
The governor maintained that his administration would endeavour to maintain assembly the wages obligations to the real civil servants of Kogi States.
“Nevertheless, Authorities shall be taking authorized motion quickly in opposition to a few of those that compromised the system and fraudulently intercepted wages to which they weren’t entitled. Bringing penalties on those that compromised our workforce and payroll is a technique we are able to forcefully deter such misconduct in future” he mentioned.