Monday 26th June, 2017
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APC chieftain reassures Nasarawa workers on regular payment of salaries

APC chieftain reassures Nasarawa workers on regular payment of salaries

Nasarawa State civil servants at all levels have been enjoined not to lose confi­dence in the government, saying in a short while, the hard times occasioned by non-payment of salaries would be over.

An APC zonal Chair­man, Western Zone, Al­haji Aliyu Hassan, who gave the assurance in a telephone conversation with The AUTHORITY has said that the party is not unaware of the situa­tion of workers, but blame it on the sharp drop on the revenue allocation to the state.

He said Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura remains the workers-friendly governor who is very much concerned and passionate about the welfare of workers even in the face of economic hardship. He added that the governor, out of his magnanimity, did not owe workers’ salaries so much than three months, hence the introduction of sala­ries being paid in percent­ages.

According to him, “In fairness to the governor, he is among the top ten governors without back­logs of workers’ salaries; he introduces the per­centage payment instead of owing workers when it was clear that the econo­my was no longer buoyant as to paying salaries.

“If these methods were not applied then, Nasar­awa State workers would have been worst hit by the dwindling global melt­down because we are a non-industrial state rath­er than our farm produce but thank God for His Excellency who took the bull by the horns and to­day instead of months of indebtedness to workers, the challenge is for three months”, he said.

On the news making the rounds that civil ser­vants in Keffi could not afford to break their fast during the Ramadan as a result of non-payment of salaries, he said such is unheard off and a lie.