The Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Plateau, Chief Rufus Bature, has commended the Governor of the State, Simon Lalong, for the payment of workers’ salary arrears and pensions of retired civil servants.
The Eagle reported that the APC chieftain gave this commendation in a statement issued in Jos, the capital city on Sunday by the State’s APC’s Publicity Secretary, Sylvanus Namang.
Praising Lalong for fulfilling his obligations to the workforce in spite of the economic downturn being experienced in the country which has led to a drastic fall in revenue allocation to states.
Bature said, “I am happy with the confirmation by Commissioner of Finance, Mrs Regina Soemlat and the Accountant-General. Dr Cyril Tsenyil.
“They said that government has paid workers’ salaries and third party deductions up to December 2022, while it is working earnestly to pay January salaries very soon.
“This is a mark of respect for senior citizens who have served the state diligently and have retired.
“The government, under the captainship of the rescue administration, has been very prompt in paying pensions.”
He also charged the state civil servants to reciprocate the gesture of the governor by putting in their best at their various places of work.