Governor Ishaku Pays Outstanding Salaries of 2,960 LG Staff… NULGE Lauds Payment Initiative
Governor Ishaku Pays Outstanding Salaries of 2,960 LG Staff
…NULGE Lauds Payment Initiative
Taraba State Governor, Architect Darius Ishaku has approved the immediate payment of two months outstanding salaries for 2,960 staff of local government in the state after screening about 9,877.
The Permanent Secretary, Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Alhaji Bello Yero , who disclosed this at a Press briefing in Jalingo on Monday , said that the Bureau, in collaboration with the National Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE in the state and the United Bank for Africa UBA, jointly carried out the screening to arrive at the figures.
According to him , Governor Darius Ishaku approved the immediate payment of the successfully screened staff with immediate effect while their outstanding would be paid in instalments subject to availability of funds.
He regretted that some people had chosen to use the issue of biometric verification exercise embarked upon by the state government to ascertain the true staff strength of the local government and determine genuine staff to play cheap politics.
The state deputy president of NULGE Alhaji Musa Muhammed said that the union was glad that the issues surrounding the payments of local government staff was finally resolved amicably.
He reiterated the resolve of the union to work with the state government and its agencies for the common good of the people rather than been at logger heads.
Read full text of briefing:
PRESS BRIEFING BY THE PERMANENT SECRETARY, BUREAU FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND CHIEFTAINCY AFFAIRS (BLG & CA), ALHAJI BELLO YERO ON THE PAYMENT OF 2,960 CLEARED AND AUTHENTICATED STAFF ACROSS THE SIXTEEN (16) LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCILS AFFECTED BY THE STATE BIOMETRIC EXERCISE CONDUCTED BY BLG & CA, 10TH JULY 2017
His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Taraba State has graciously approved the immediate payment of salaries of cleared and authenticated 2,960 staff across the 16 Local Government Councils of the State that had various issues with payment of their salaries as a result of the State wide Biometric Exercise conducted.
While the exercise is yet to be concluded in view of the hitches occasioned by wrong or lack of BVN/Account numbers and mismatch of names of genuine staff, the Bureau and NULGE, Taraba State Chapter met and harmonized complaints for non-payment of staff salaries where a total of 2,960 staff were cleared and authenticated having found to be genuine staff of their various Local Government Councils.
In view of the above, the Executive Governor of Taraba State, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku has directed that 2,960 cleared staff be immediately paid two (2) months arrears which amounts to N75,625,738.55 per month. As I address you now, UBA Plc. has been officially directed to commence the payments today 10/7/2017.