There was jubilation by civil servants in Taraba State when their July salary was paid without receiving the federal allocation.
LEADERSHIP learnt that some of the workers started receiving credit alert as early as 10am on Thursday 19th/07/2018.
Some of the workers who expressed their joy and happiness on social media platforms appreciated governor Ishaku for making funds available to pay their salaries.
Also speaking to LEADERSHIP during an exclusive interview yesterday in Jalingo, the Permanent Secretary, Taraba State Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alh. Bello Yero said the gesture by Governor Darius Ishaku was to ease the sufferings of Taraba workers.
He explained that despite the fact that Governor Ishaku assumed office at the time that the nation’s economy was in bad shape, his administration has been regular with payment of workers’ salaries.
“Governor Ishaku is a person who does not play with payment of salaries.When he assumed office three years ago, he directed the UBA Bank carry out biometric exercise across the sixteen local government areas of the state and the exercise has yielded a positive results,” he said.
He explained that the administration of Governor Ishaku since assumption of office have improved workers’ welfare.
LEADERSHIP reports that for more than three times, the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee, FAAC, meeting was deadlocked as state commissioners for finance rejected the revenue put on the table by revenue agencies.
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