Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Salary Crisis: President Buhari To Hold Crucial Meeting With 36 State Governors Today

President Muhammudu Buhari has scheduled a crucial meeting with the 36 states governors today in order to discuss the solution to the salary crisis which is causing havoc to the nation.

According to Sahara Reporters, the said meeting was necessary after an appeal by the 36 State governors for a presidential intervention following states inability to pay civil servants.

The major discussion will unsurprisingly be sourcing of funds to enable the affected states pay their debts.

Some of the states ravaged by these crises are Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Benue, Cross River, Ekiti, Imo, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Kogi, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, and Zamfara.

It was learnt that for months now, state workers have been complaining of unpaid salaries and allowances.

The Governors, who compounded the already complicated situation, blamed it on the dwindling federal allocations.

To manage the dwindling financial resources in states, some governors and state lawmakers have began taking a pay cut in order to use their allowances to pay staff.

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