Smile Alert As SUBEB Staff Receive Salary Arrears Owed By Previous Government
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has granted approval for the full payment of August salary and the arrears owed by the previous government.
The Kwara State government has approved the payment of the arrears owed to staff of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) on Monday by the previous government.
Afrika Eyes learnt that the backlogs of arrears date back to the previous administration where workers of SUBEB were not paid as and when due.
In a statement confirmed by the Chairman, Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) Kwara State, Mr Oyewo Bashir, said the Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has granted approval for the full payment of August salary and the arrears owed by the previous government.
Mr Bashir further explained that 15 per cent was approved out of the salary arrears as a consequence of the improvement in the monthly allocation from federation account.
According to him, “The Joint Allocation Committee (JAC) meeting was held today and an approval for the full payment of August salary has been granted.
“Based on the improvement in the monthly allocation from the federation account, 15% has also been approved out of the arrears of SUBEB as we hope and pray that federation allocations will continue to improve.”
He, however, said Kwara State Government is one of the sub-national governments in Nigeria that does not owe workers salaries since the inception of Governor AbdulRazaq.