LG, SUBEB salary arrears to be cleared soon, says Gov Ahmed


The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has pledged to assist Local Government Councils (LGs), State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and state-owned tertiary institutions clear their salary and pension  arrears  soon.

The governor made this known while meeting with councillors from across the 16 Local Government Areas of the state at the Government House, Ilorin, yesterday.

He disclosed that the state government is working on financial interventions within and outside the state which will be channelled towards helping the local governments, SUBEB and state-owned tertiary institutions clear their  backlogs.

Governor Ahmed noted that the reason for the arrears was due to the drop in allocation from the Federal Government. He, however, added that he is pleased that the allocation  in  recent  times is going up gradually which is helping the local governments pay current salaries and part of gratuity arrears.

Ahmed expressed optimism that before the end of the year, the arrears will be cleared in the interest of the welfare  of  workers  and  pensioners.

He commended the councillors and indeed workers in the State for their maturity and understanding and expressed optimism that the problems of salary and pension arrears will soon be a thing of the past as government remains committed to the  welfare  of  all  citizens.

Furthermore, he said salary and pension arrears at the state level are up to date because of the prudent management of funds as

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