Lagos - An aspirant in the forthcoming governorship election in Kogi State, Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his intervention on the crisis rocking some states due to non-payment of workers’ salaries.
The All Progressives Congress politician said Buhari’s decision to wade into the issue to ease the sufferings of the workers portrayed him as a true leader who has the interest of the people at heart.
“It is indeed unfortunate that we found ourselves in a situation where many states in the country could not pay salaries regularly, thereby causing the workers to go through excruciating pain to survive and maintain their families for months,” Abatemi-Usman said.
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“The bailout extended to the states through means devised by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari is, therefore, an intervention that is very necessary in the circumstances we found ourselves.
"Rather than the eyebrow being raised in some quarters, we must all commend the President for this wonderful step taken to reduce the plight of the workers.”
Abatemi-Usman however noted that the funds made available by the President must be judiciously applied by the states to serve the purpose for which they are released.
“Steps must also be taken to prevent us from finding ourselves in this kind of precarious situation. I hope that we would have learnt so we don’t get here again.”
- CAJ News