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Kwara LG Workers Hail Gov for Clearing Salary Arrears

The Local Government Workers in Kwara State has expressed gratitude to Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq for approving payment of N11b salary arrears of Local Government and SUBEB Workers in the State since assumption of the present administration.

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

The Chairman, Forum of Director Personnel Management(DPM) and the Chairman, 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 past administration.

They explained that the money had been fully released and the payment was ongoing, adding that it just left 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 past government and another N1.9 loan inherited from the past government in the State.

They maintained that Local Government Workers would forever remain grateful to the Governor for the kind gesture at 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 the Governor AbdulRazaq for the bold step, saying that Local Government Workers had never had it so good in the State.

He explained that the Governor had restored sanity at the Local Government through the payment of the Workers’ salary regularly and ensure clearance of all of backlog salaries.

Also speaking, the Chairman, Coalition of Health Workers in Kwara State, Comrade Bolatito Oladele, thanked the Governor AbdulRazaq for the 100 per cent payment of CONHES and hazard allowance to all categories of Health Workers at the Local Government.

He said the Government is being fair to the entire Health Workers for the approval and payment of the hazard allowance because it’s being long that the Union had been agitating for the payment of the allowance.

The Executive Chairman, Kwara State Local Government Service Commission and The Chairman, 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 reman committed to their constitutional duties.

The Executive Chairman however extends his appreciation to the State Ministry of Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development and Ministry of Finance for their support in ensuring all the these feats are achieved while assuring necessary arrangements had been put in place for smooth conduct of 2024 promotion exercise.

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