Federal Allocation: Nasarawa LGs share N1.8bn for workers’ salary

Federal Allocation: Nasarawa LGs share N1.8bn for workers’ salary

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The 13 local government areas of Nasarawa State have shared the sum of N1.8 billion received from the Federation Account to enable them to pay staff salaries for the month of October.
The state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Haruna Illiya-Osegba, disclosed this in Lafia after the state’s Local Government Joint Account Committee and stakeholders’ meeting.
The commissioner explained that the allocation was N300 million less than what local government areas in the state got in the previous month.
According to him, the local government councils would pay salaries to workers, ranging between 65 and 85 per cent, as was done in the month of September.
He said the joint account committee agreed that the local government councils would work assiduously to ‘clean up’ their payroll and boost internally generated revenue in order to end the regime of percentage salary payment.
“We hope that if we work hard as agreed to clean our payroll and explore other avenues of generating internal revenue, we should end the regime of percentage salary payment by the end of the year,” Osegba said.

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