Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has stated that his administration needed to clear over N50 billion in wage obligations inherited from earlier administrations within the state.
Gov. Bello said this throughout his speech to mark Nigeria’s sixtieth Impartial anniversary in Lokoja on Thursday.
He stated the majority of that cash was borrowed together with different debt obligations which based on him continued to impede the flexibility of the state authorities to unlock funds for infrastructural and different improvement.
” These whose actions damage our state and other people 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 fee and proportion fee of salaries have gotten a distant reminiscence to Kogi employees.
He added that inasmuch as authorities revenues have at all times 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 can be taking authorized motion quickly towards 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 method we are able to forcefully deter such misconduct in future” he stated.