All salaries cleared, no Kogi worker is owed a dime – Gov Bello

Mr. Yahaya Bello, the Kogi State Governor has said that no worker in the state is been owed a dime.

The governor said he has done better in the last three years in delivering good governance to the state.

Bello in Eid-el-Kabir message to the Muslim brothers, say he is very happy because no worker in the state will be celebrating in hunger.

He said all workers in the state have been paid up till July.

Part of the statement reads:

“My New Direction administration has done its best in the last three and a half years to implement our New Direction Blueprint, our agenda for moving Kogi State forward to the ‘Next Level’ on all fronts,”

“Of course, the progress we have made would not have been possible without the sacrifice, understanding and commitment of our citizens. In particular, our civil servants have had to exercise uncommon patience as we laboured to sanitise and digitise our workforce and payroll… Our civil servants have had to exercise uncommon patience as we laboured to sanitise and digitise our workforce and payroll.

“I am therefore overjoyed that we have been able to update till July, 2019 payments to every cleared worker. I appreciate President Muhammadu Buhari’s for his roles getting the the Bailout to us.

“It is heartwarming to note that today, Kogi State government no longer owes its Civil Servants. We intend to keep payments prompt going forward.”

Bello in his message to the Muslim brothers, assured Kogi people a better welfare if he wins the November 16 governorship election.

“I give our people my solemn assurance that I will not relent in placing the overall interests of state above all else if they entrust me with a second term in office on November 16,” he said.

“The pursuit of happiness, harmony, cohesion, unity, security, political stability, progress, equity, justice and above all prosperity which formed the bedrock of my first term will still characterise my second term.

“I sincerely congratulate all believers who successfully undertook the Eid-El-Kabir this year.

“As they conclude the rites of the Hajj and prepare to return home, we all join them in offering special prayers for greater security, peace, unity and progress in our dear state and country, as well as for the peaceful and successful conduct of the next  gubernatorial elections in Kogi state.”

Kogi state under Bello has the history of not paying salaries.

Some workers in the state told WEST AFRICA REPORTERS (WAR) that they are been owed 12 to 24 months salaries with local government workers owed 39 months.

While some are been owed months of salaries, some say they have been receiving half salaries with the state government skipping some months and not paying those months.

Worse still, Bello, said his government is not owing any worker a dime.

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