- Governor Ahmed asked that the salary of workers be paid
- This is to allow them celebrate the Eid il Kabir festival
- Workers are expected to start receiving payment from Thursday
Ahead of the Eld-el-Kabir celebration, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara has directed the Ministry of Finance to commence the immediate payment of August salary to workers.
The Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Demola Banu, who disclosed this on Wednesday in Ilorin, said arrangements have been concluded and a facility secured to ensure workers begin to receive salaries from Thursday.
He said the governor’s directive was to ensure that the workers have an enjoyable Sallah celebration.
Banu said the governor’s directive was coming at a time the Federal Accounts Allocation Committee had yet to meet.
According to him, this testifies to the government’s commitment to the welfare of the people.
Banu said local government councils and SUBEB were also expected to pay their workers on Thursday, August 16.
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NAIJ.com had reported that Kebbi state governor, Abubakar Bagudu and his Sokoto state counterpart, Aminu Tambuwal have approved the immediate payment of August salaries to states and local government workers due to celebration of Eid-Kabir festival.
This is contained in a statement signed by the chief press secretary to the governor, Abubakar Mu’azu Dakingari.
Leadership reports that the head of civil service of Kebbi state, Abubakar Udu Idris, disclosed that the payment is to enable civil servants celebrate the Eid-Kabir festival with their families.
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