Kwara augments council workers’ salaries with N180m



To fulfill its pledge on the prompt payment of workers’ salaries, the Kwara State government yesterday announced that it had augmented this month’s wage bill of local councils with N180 million.

This, according to the Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Demola Banu was done because of the drop in the monthly federal allocation to the state.

Banu made this known during the monthly Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC) meeting at the state’s Ministry of Finance.

He said the August 2016 statutory allocation for the 16 councils in the state was N1,014,706, 902.57, declaring an Exchange Gain Difference of N132,284,863.09 and a refund of bank charges of N5,680,991.19.

The state government, according to him is to augment August 2016 federal allocation to local councils with N180 million to ensure the payment of workers’ salaries.

Also, the Senior Special Assistant on Media to Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, Dr. Muyideen Akorede restated the state government’s commitment to tackle the challenge of delayed salaries payment.

He said government would continue to place a high premium on workers’ welfare.

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