JAAC: Kwara 16 LGs share N574m for July

A total of N574, 063, 603.18 is to be shared among the 16 local government councils in Kwara State for the payment of workers’ salaries for the month of July, 2017.

This amount includes the 10percent of the state government’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) distributable for the month, representing N35, 096, 550.68.

The TIC Chairperson of Ilorin South Local Government, Hajia Funmi Salau disclosed this on Monday while addressing newsmen after the state Joint Accounts Allocation Committee (JAAC) meeting held in Ilorin.

According to her, the gross statutory allocation for the councils is N2, 158, 751, 253.97 and Value Added Tax (VAT) of N441, 407, 753.00. She said that N280million was deducted at source as repayment for the LGs previous borrowings from banks.

While giving a breakdown of the allocation distribution, Salau disclosed that a total of N1, 138, 967, 527.95 was appropriated for the payment of Basic Education teachers’ salary. This is against the N900million appropriated for the same purpose in June.

The chairperson further revealed that N372, 035, 374.29 was allocated for the payment of local government pensioners’ arrears, as against the N127, 514, 337.88 they got last month.

She added that the sum of N264, 628, 152.28 will go towards offsetting the arrears owed traditional rulers, vigilantes and clean and green workers across the 16 local governments, as well as the running of the LGs.

Salau noted that with the allocation distribution, all categories of workers in the LGs would receive full salary for the month of July.

The labour unions present at meeting include the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), National Union of Teachers (NUT), and National Union of Local Government Employers (NULGE).

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