Governors visit president Buhari as President frowns against non-payment of workers’ salaries

President Muhammadu Buhari has regretted that despite the various interventions by the Federal Government there are still complaints and agitations by workers over unpaid salaries and allowances in states.

Buhari made his position known while addressing a delegation of the Nigerian Governors Forum led by the forum’s chairman, Abdulaziz Yari.

Yari had led Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State representing South South; Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, representing North West; Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara, representing North Central; deputy governor of Ebonyi, Dr. Eric Igwe representing South East as well as Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi, representing North East; and Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo, representing South West to a meeting with the President at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The President told the governors that the plight of workers in the states need urgent attention as many could barely survive, adding that the Federal Government and state executives would need to work closely to ameliorate the situation of workers across the country.

President Buhari said he had instructed all government agencies to comply with the Treasury Single Account in order to ensure more transparency and prudence in accounting for the revenues of the government and the sharing of entitlements with states.

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