PERMIT me to use this opportunity to call on the Federal Government to disburse the salary arrears of state civil servants directly to them instead of through the governors.
When the last bailout fund was released to the states, most of the governors used it to settle the debts they were owing contractors and banks, and as a result, only a month’s salary arrears was paid to civil servants.
Now that the governors have been requesting for further bailout, with N90billion being set aside for each state to access, it is necessary the Federal Government realises that the fund could be mismanaged again.
Therefore, the Federal Government should not just leave the funds in the care of state governors. I hope the Federal Government can work with state governments to disburse the fund directly to the civil servants.
The Federal Government should not also forget retirees who are also suffering.
- Tayo Ishola,