Birnin Kebbi - Gov. Saidu Dakingari of Kebbi has approved the payment of N10.9 billion to pensioners, salaries of local government workers and contractors.
This is contained in a statement by Alhaji Abubakar Mu'azu, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, in Birnin Kebbi on Sunday.
According to the statement, N4.2 billion would be for the payment of two month minimum wage arrears to local government staff while N500 million was backlog of pension for retirees.
It said that N6.1billion would be paid to contractors that had completed their projects in the state.
The statement noted that "the delay in the payments was sequel to the ongoing e-payment verification exercise that was expected to be completed this year".