Pay Workers’ Salaries, President Buhari Urges Governors

Pay Workers’ Salaries, President Buhari Urges Governors

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on state governors still owing their workers salaries to pay up.

He said this is imperative as most of the workers, who have not been paid in months, depend heavily on the salary for their survival.urged state governors to ensure payment of outstanding salaries of workers in their states.
 
Speaking while hosting the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, Buhari decried the situation where workers have their benefits delayed.

He said: “There are Nigerians that haven’t been paid for six months; there are Nigerians that have not been paid their retirement benefits for years.

I’m appealing to the governors, (that was why we voted money, we borrowed money), please make sure anybody under you, pay them because most of them depend on that salary to pay rent, school fees.

I would like to convince you that I’m living with the problems of this country day-by-day, and mostly those of the ordinary people.

The president went on to assure the traditional leaders of the government’s preoccupation with securing the lives and property of all citizens.

In his address, the Sultan of Sokoto said: “We will continue to preach peace and stability, justice, transparency and accountability and anti corruption.”

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwunsi, in his contribution thanked God for the President’s safe return to the country after his illness-induced stay in the UK.

He also reiterated the traditional rulers’ self-imposed mandate to “foster peace in our country”.

He said “we will continue to caution our youths against hate speeches.

We cannot leave the development of the country all to the government but we have to work hand in hand. We assure you that we support all your initiatives.

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