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. Again, the governors have called on the Federal Government for another bailout, and N90billion has been made available for each state to access.
However, the Federal Government should not just leave the funds in the care of state governors, as there is the possibility that such will be diverted for other purposes again. I hope the Federal Government can work with state governments to disburse the money directly to the civil servants.
- Timothy Opaleye,
Osogbo, Osun State.