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Ahmed directs immediate payment of outstanding salaries

28 August 2015, 17:10

Ilorin -  Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara has directed the state Accountant General to pay the outstanding two months’ salary of civil servants with immediate effect.

This is contained in a statement on Friday in Ilorin by the governor’s Senior Special Assistant, Media and Communications, Dr Muyideen Akorede.

Ahmed said the directive followed the government's receipt of the bailout funds from the Federal Government.

Kwara is one of the two states that have complied with paperwork for accessing a bailout loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Also read: Ahmed commends President Buhari over salary bailout

The governor, in the statement, thanked civil servants for their patience during the salary delay and pledged his administration's renewed internally revenue generation drive in order to meet its obligations.

The statement assured workers that salary arrears at local governments would also be paid as soon as necessary funds were received from the Federal Government.

The government sympathised with the workers for the hardship caused by the salaries’ delay and expressed optimism that the country would soon overcome its economic crises

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