By: Willy Punvwet,
Governor Abdullahi A. Sule of Nasarawa State has puts smile on the faces of Nasarawa State Civil Servants by approving the immediate payment of their outstanding August 2016 salary arrears.
Already, the State Chief Executive has approved a whopping sum of Seven Hundred Million (N700M) Naira, to ensure the payment.
Engineer Sule said the gesture is in line with the policy thrust of his administration, which involves ensuring that, he addresses matters of welfare of civil servants in the state adequately.
The Governor further announced that, the gesture is in fulfillment of his earlier promise to the Organized Labour in the State on the implementation of promotions and payment of the outstanding August, 2016 salary arrears.
Governor Sule explained that, the payment is to commence this month, adding that, it would be in three installments.
He said the payment is expected to last to the end of March, 2021, as agreed with the Organized Labour.
Stating further stated that, “out of the total salary arrears amounting to N726, 893, 530.92 the state Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) has the highest amount of N498, 845, 032.26, while the remaining Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) have N228, 048, 498.66”.
The payment of the arrears, which is expected to be made in cash is scheduled as follows:
January, 2021,N249,422,516.13 is for the settlement of staff of Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
A statement signed by the Chief press Secretary to the governor, Ibrahim Adara said the sum of N228,048,498.66 would be used to settle other Ministries, Departments and Agencies MDAS staff
The statement gave an assurance that, “the Engineer Sule-led administration would continue to honour its agreements, while placing priority on welfare and development of its work force for better Nasarawa state”.