Stella Dimoko Governors resolve to pay backlog of salaries


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Saturday, June 03, 2017

Governors resolve to pay backlog of salaries

The 36 state governors Thursday night resolved to offset the backlog of salaries and pension arrears owed civil servants as soon as the next tranche of payment from the Paris-London Club loan refunds are made.

A statement issued yesterday on behalf of the forum by its head, media & public affairs, Abulrazque B. Barkindo, said the decision was taken in Abuja at a meeting hosted Thursday night by the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum and governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar.

The governors met in anticipation of the release of the other half of the Paris-London Club refund expected within the month.

They resolved as a matter of urgency to pay workers their due as soon as this half of the refunds is paid.
Abubakar said. Out of the N522.74bn owed, N388.304 was paid to the states last December.

The governors also committed to the verification of the input of all the consultants who claimed to have worked towards the harmonization of the refunds regarding what is due to each state since 2005 when the demand for refunds began.

A committee was set up under the leadership of Governor Femi Akeredolu of Ondo State with the governors of Bauchi, Sokoto, Plateau, Bayelsa, Rivers and a former Accountant General of the Federation and Gombe State governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo, as members to work on litigations from consultants agitating for settlement for their roles in the quest to have the refunds made to states.

Daily Trust


  1. Hope Rochas will pay, I'm tired of that man

    1. Enugu State has been paying from the first part of this fund. I am 100% sure because my mum got paid of about 9 months salary just last week
      Was surprised when I saw London/Paris Club Fund.

  2. Federal Government should not release any fund to these bunch of criminals that call themselves Governors. They should explain what they did with money released to them.

    1. Federal and state government, are they not the same. You will be Wondering who the greater criminal is

  3. Some governors will still not pay,what happened to the previous one they were given?

  4. I follow u say yinmu Nwannem stella!

  5. Ondo state governor is Rotiimi, not Femi, Akeredolu

  6. Serious Yimu... these set of folks don't have conscience oh.

  7. Does it mean that the Civil servants are unproductive? Or is it that the owing governors are bad enterpreneurs? If yes, what are they all still doing in service? They should leave and allow capable people take their positions. The most corrupt people in Nigeria are civil servants.

  8. Am sure my state governor will not pay he will use the money to complete his university and watch the worker die of hunger


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