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Nasarawa: We may no longer depend on FG allocations to pay workers -Governor

 

 

Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, says his vision is for the State to have enough savings to be able to pay salaries of workers without depending on the monthly federal allocation.

 

Sule made this known when he hosted officials of the state chapter of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), at the Government House, on Tuesday.

 

The Governor lamented that Nasarawa currently belongs to the category of states referred to as civil service state, having the wait for the arrival of monthly federal allocation before paying salaries of workers.

 

“My dream is to ensure that we have savings in the bank for salaries every month” the Governor said.

 

He disclosed that his administration has so far saved some money mainly for the payment of gratuity, towards sustaining the payment of gratuity to retired civil servants.

 

“So far, we have been saving. We have saved some money purely for this gratuity. Because we started paying gratuity, a certain amount every month.

 

“We have already gotten the people to be used to every two or three months, the elderly will come and line up and they will be paid off their gratuity. Since we got people to get used to that, I don’t want to stop.

 

He explained that recent delays being experienced in the payment of salaries is as a result of delayed disbursement of the federation allocation.

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