Govt spends N1.6 bil­lion to aug­ment work­ers’ salaries

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Has­san Ibrahim, Lafia

Gov­er­nor Umar Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State said that his gov­ern­ment has ex­pended over N1.6 bil­lion to aug­ment civil ser­vants salaries and al­lowances be­tween Jan­uary and May this year.

Al-Makura who spoke through his Spe­cial As­sis­tant on Me­dia and Pub­lic­ity, Ah­mad Ahmed, at a me­dia brief­ing yes­ter­day in Lafia, said that from Jan­uary to May the state gov­ern­ment re­ceived N9.7 bil­lion to set­tle about N11.4 bil­lion for salaries, al­lowances and over­head, and that the state al­lo­ca­tion for Jan­uary after de­duc­tion from source was N2.234 bil­lion, the high­est so far in the year, and that the state paid salaries of N2. 321 bil­lion, leav­ing N87.3 mil­lion deficit.

He added that the worst hit was April when the state re­ceived N1.6 bil­lion from the fed­er­a­tion ac­count and set­tled N2.4 bil­lion salaries and al­lowances and got a deficit of N810 mil­lion.

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