Kwara Clears 100% Salaries With Paris/London Loan Refunds
Treasure Reports…. The Kwara State government says it has already complied with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive that states should use at least 25 per cent of their London and Paris Club refunds to offset salary arrears.
A statement from the State Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Demola Banu, noted that with the release of N1billion to local governments and another N890million to some tertiary institutions to clear their salary backlog, the state government has exceeded Buhari’s directive.
Banu stated that this reflects Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed’s commitment to the welfare of workers in the State. He added that the government remains determined to help LGs clear their current salary arrears in the shortest possible time.
The commissioner emphasized that even before the State got its share of the Paris Club refund, the government was not owing any civil servant, except staff of some tertiary institutions.
Banu also disclosed that the balance of the refund will go towards other staff-related payments, injection of funds into the State Small and Medium Scale Enterprise (SME) scheme, Community Health Insurance Scheme, and completion of ongoing and new infrastructural projects across the state.
These programs and projects, he said, will be of immense benefits to all residents and citizens of Kwara State.