Kwara Govt. clears unpaid teachers, pensioners salary arrears

The Kwara State Government, says it has cleared the unpaid salary arrears of local government workers, basic school teachers and pensioners owed by the last administration in the state.

The State Commissioner for Finance, Hajia Hawau Nuru, disclosed this on Sunday in Ilorin in a statement by the Press Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Babatunde AbdulRasheed.
“The government has repeatedly said it is committed to settling the arrears it inherited from the past administration.
“The Kwara government committed another N1,031,149,451.36 to offset arrears owed during Gov. Abdufatah Ahmed’s era.

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“Also, in January, the government began the payment of 100 percent CONHESS for health workers at the local government levels along with the monthly palliatives of N10,000 per worker and pensioner.
“Between January 2020 and January 2024, the government has spent at least N5.5 billion to offset the arrears of salary and gratuities for SUBEB teachers, local government workers and local government pensioners alone.
“This is apart from meeting its multi-billion naira monthly obligations to these categories of workers and many others since it was elected in 2019”, the statement read.
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