Non-pay­ment of salary not gov­er­nors’ fault – Jib­rilla

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Adamawa State Gover­nor Muham­madu Jib­rilla says gov­er­nors should not be blamed for the prob­lem of non­pay­ment of work­ers salary in many states in the fed­er­a­tion.

Jib­rilla spoke yes­ter­day when he re­ceived tra­di­tional rulers who paid him sal­lah homage at gov­ern­ment house in Yola. He said the dwin­dling rev­enue from the fed­er­a­tion account has made it ex­tremely dif­fi­cult for states to pay salary.

While not­ing that Adamawa was one of the states that is steady in pay­ing work­ers salary, Jib­rilla said that work­ers in the state needed to ap­pre­ci­ate the gov­ern­ment for its ef­fort in pay­ing them salary as at when due.

The gover­nor urged tra­di­tional rulers to en­lighten the peo­ple on peace­ful co­ex­is­tence and the need to go back to farm.

He said Adamawa was among the seven states se­lected for Cen­tral Bank of Nige­ria’s (CBN) An­chor Bor­rower’s Rice pro­duc­tion pro­gramme.

Jib­rilla as­sured them on gov­ern­ment’s com­mit­ment to pro­vide fer­til­izer to farm­ers.

In their sep­a­rate re­sponses, the Lamido of Adamawa, Al­haji Barkindo Mustafa and Emir of Mubi, Al­haji Abubakar Isa, lauded the gover­nor for his ef­fort to trans­form the state and as­sured him of their sup­port. (NAN)

Photo: NAN

From left: Adamawa State Deputy Gover­nor, Martins Ba­bale; Emir of Mubi, Al­haji Abubakar Isa, and Adamawa State Gover­nor Muham­madu Jib­rilla of dur­ing the Emir’s Sal­lah homage to the Gover­nor in Yola yes­ter­day.

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