Kwara has no Salary Arrears despite Financial Challenge, says Civic Organization
Written by Uthy on October 27, 2018
Kwara state has been ranked high in a survey carried out by BudgIT for timely payment of salaries and pensions.
BudgIT, a civic organization that applies technology to intersect citizen engagement with institutional improvement affirmed that the state government has no salary arrears despite the financial challenge in the country.
BudgIT’s 2018 Sub National Salary survey indicated that Kwara state is not owing Midwives in State hospitals, secretariat workers and pensioners.
BudgIT report shows the primary school teachers teachers four months salary as at September 24, 2018. Findings revealed that the four months outstanding salaries of teachers is within the responsibility of local government and the state government is working out modalities to help them clear it.
The latest figures from the IT driven organisation is a pointer to the that Governor AbdulFatah Ahmed of Kwara prioritised staff welfare.
However, BudgIT’s report shows Kwara’s neighboring states are owing their workers over five months salary.
Investigations show the state continues to execute developmental projects without denying civil servants their rights. The financial prudence of Governor Ahmed and innovation in area of revenue generation has made Kwara state economically viable.