The Kogi State Government has announced that it has concluded payment of salaries to 95 per cent of its workers cleared in the recently held staff screening and verification exercise.
Governor, Yahaya Bello disclosed this in a statement on Monday during this year’s democracy day event in the state.
“I can confirm that people are still getting payment alerts as we do our best to meet the May 31 deadline which we set for ourselves to complete all payments,” Bello stated.
The governor promised that, henceforth, workers and pensioners would receive their salaries on time as the state government was deploying integrated staff and payroll automation systems to consolidate the benefits from the just concluded screening in tandem with the ongoing civil service and pension reforms in Kogi.
He added that students in tertiary institutions will now be paid N10,000 as bursary instead of the current N3,500 while 239 blocks of two Classrooms will be built in each of the 239 wards in the state under the GYB Model Primary School Initiative will commenced soon.
On security the situation in Kogi state, Bello said: “Today, the incidence of kidnapping, armed robbery and other violent crimes has dropped to almost zero.”