N5bn refund: KWHA charges KWSG on workers backlog salary clearance
The State House of Assembly has urged the State Government to use N5b
received from the refund from the Federal Government to settle backlog
of salaries of staff of Local Government Councils, Tertiary
Institutions, State Universal Basic Education (SUBEB) state owned
Parastatals and Pensioners to make life meaningful for them, especially
during yelutide period.
This was part of the resolutions of the
House,following a Matter of Urgent Public Importance raised by the
leader of the House, Hon. Hassan Oyeleke at the floor of the House.
Reading the resolutions of the House, the Deputy Speaker, Elder Matthew
Okedare said the payment of the backlog of the salaries by the state
government was imperative in view of the current hardship bedevilling
the affected staff, pensioners and their immediate families.
House equally unanimously directed its Joint Committee on Public
Accounts as well as Finance and Appropriations to ensure that the state
government comply with the House resolution in respect of the N5b
refund from the federal Government.
The Leader of the House had
while raising the matter narrated the ordeal of the affected Civil
Servants and Pensioners and urged government to see citizens of the
state as the centre of any infrastructural development by using the N5b
to settle their salary arrears to alleviate their sufferings.
Other Members who spoke on the Matter were unanimous in their views that
the category of workers were currently facing hard time and appealed to
the state government to use the money to wipe out the tears of the
affected workers in the state .
The House equally on Wednesday
directed its Committee on Education and Human Capital Development to
meet with the authorities of the University of Ilorin on the status of
the unregistered new students of the Ivory Tower and report to the House
This followed a Motion raised by a member
representing Irepodun Constituency Hon. Matthew Babaoye titled
"Passionate Appeal to the Authority of University of Ilorin on the
Unregistered New Students"