Sen. Bala Mohammed, the Bauchi State Governor, has directed the immediate payment of salaries of all civil servants in the state. The PUNCH reports that Mohammed Abubakar, the immediate past Governor of the state, paid workers from levels 12 downwards but neglected 13 and above in April. May salaries of the civil servants were not paid by Abubakar as of the time he handed over power last Wednesday.
On Friday, in a Media statement signed by Mukhtar Gidado, the Governor’s Senior Special Assistant on Media, and made available to newsmen in Bauchi, Mohammed directed that “all workers must be paid latest today, Friday, 31st May 2019 and the exercise must be completed by Monday, 3rd June 2019.”
Gidado added that the Governor also directed the Accountant General is to ensure that all persons engaged in the service between April and May 2019, are not reflected in the payment. “The Governor reiterated that his administration will ensure that the welfare of workers is one of its cardinal principles, and therefore enjoined all civil servants to always be committed to their work for effective and efficient service delivery.”