The Kogi State Government on Friday commenced the payment of workers’salary arrears from September to December by 60 per cent. This is contained in a statement signed by the state Commissioner for Finance, Mr Idris Asiru issued to newsmen in Lokoja.
The Commissioner said that the state government regretted its inability to pay 100 per cent of the salary arrears across board for the four months. “In line with the new direction administration’s commitment to workers’ welfare and the sincere promise by our amiable Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello to pay civil servant in the state before Christmas celebration,I wish to notify that payment has started in earnest.
“With deep remorse, we sincerely apologise for the delay and its attendant consequences. Regrettably, we are only able to pay 60 per cent salary across board.