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Gov. Lalong of Plateau State constitutes implementation committee for bail-out funds

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau State
Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau State
Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong has approved the constitution of an Implementation Committee for the N5.375 billion naira bailout Funds of the Federal Government for Plateau State for the payment of backlog of salaries.
According to a statement by Samuel Emmanuel Nanle, Director, Press & Public Affairs, the Committee has the Head of Civil Service, Barr. Huldah Fwangchi as Chairman while other members of the Committee are the Accountant General, The Permanent Secretary Establishment and Pension Matters, the Permanent Secretary Local Government Service Commission, the State Chairman, Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), the Director General, Debt Management Office, the State Chairman, Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), the State Chairman, National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) and Barr Selfa Dashe who is to serve as Secretary.

The Committee is to assiduously see to the application of the funds towards the payment of all outstanding salaries, pending when further funds would be secured under an ongoing intervention being negotiated by the State Government to clear up whatever is left of the Staff Salaries, Pensions, Gratuities and on-going critical contracts.

In the light of the above, the Governor met on the September 22, 2015 with the Members of the Plateau State Public Service Joint Negotiating Council to update them on the State Government’s Debt Restructuring and issues surrounding the total amount of bailout available to the State, and what is left to clear up all outstanding salaries of Civil Servants, gratuities and Pensions as well as funds needed for infrastructural Interventions which are being processed.

The statement stressed that the Governor thanked all Civil Servants serving and retired as well as the citizenry of the State for their patience, understanding and support. The Governor further assured that he will not rest on his oars until all matters concerning salaries emoluments; on-going critical road projects as well as other matters of governance are fully addressed.

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