OrderPaperToday – The Kwara State Government has announced the provision of N250million to assist the payment of salaries of workers in the local government councils for the month of August.
The Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Demola Banu, said Governor Ahmed Abdulfatah gave the approval following the verification of the figures provided by the 16 LG chairmen in the State.
He said with the approval, the local councils will start receiving the money beginning today (Friday) after all necessary documentations would have been completed, noting that the N250 million will be shared among the local governments based on their specific shortfall in August allocation.
The Commissioner expressed optimism that the current financial crisis facing all tiers of government in the country will soon be a thing of the past, while also urging the council workers to be patient with their respective council authorities while the payments are processed.
It will be recalled that Governor Ahmed while meeting with LG chairmen and officials of the State chapter of Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) on Tuesday, expressed the willingness of the State government to assist the local councils to meet their salary and pension obligations.