The Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, has approved seven hundred and twenty-six million naira, for the payment of the outstanding August 2016 salary arrears owed civil servants in the state.
Chief press secretary to the governor , Ibrahim Addra said that the gesture was in fulfilment of the Governor’s earlier promise to the Organized Labour, on the implementation of promotions and payment of the outstanding August 2016 salary arrears.
The payment is to commence this January 2021 in three installments staggered between January and March 2021 as agreed with the organized labour.
Out of the total salary arrears amounting to Seven Hundred and Twenty-Six Million, Eight Hundred and Ninety-two Thousand, Five Hundred and Thirty Naira, Ninety-two Kobo only, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has the highest amount of N498.8million, while the remaining Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) have N228.04million
Addra noted that, the Sule-led administration will continue to honour its agreements, while placing priority on the welfare and development of its work force
The outstanding August 2016 salary arrears, was incurred by the past administration.