Nasarawa LG workers to receive 100 percentage salary in January

Nasarawa State Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura
Nasarawa State Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura

TWELVE months after receiving salaries in percentages, the Nasarawa State Government has approved the payment of 100 percent to all staff of the 13 Local Government Areas (LGAs) and 18 Development Areas of the state for the month of January.

The State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs disclosed this on Thursday in Lafia immediately after the state/LGAs Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC) meeting.

According to him, there is a little improvement in the monthly allocation of the LGAs in the state from N1.1 billion in December to N1. 3 billion in January.

The Commissioner said that even though the N1. 3 was not enough to pay 100 percent salaries of the LG workers, the meeting has decided that the ministry should augment the money with over N40 million.

He also assured all workers that the state government is putting measures on the ground in order to ensure sustainability of the 100 percent payment.

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He said that the state government is more determined now to better the working condition of workers in the state.

The Commissioner also disclosed that the ministry in collaboration with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences (ICPC) would organist sensitization workshop for Chairmen, Overseers and other management staff of the LGAs.

He explained that the workshop which would last for two days, would focus on proper ways of administration at the LG levels and would cost over N12 million.

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