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Nasarawa State Workers To Receive 60% Of October Salary

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Nasarawa State Governor Al-Makura

Nasarawa state government has announced several austerity measures as the effect of dwindling revenue allocation from the Federation account bites hard.

The commissioner for finance, Dominic Bako, said Governor Tanko Al-Makura has suspended payment to contractors and ordered that more funds be channeled to shoring up the amount available for payment of salaries for October.

Even then, the money will not be enough to pay the workers, the commissioner said.

Mr. Bako said civil servants and political appointees would be paid only 60 per cent of their October salaries.

Dominic Bako, the state commissioner of Finance made this known at a press conference in Lafia on Friday.

He said the state government would pay the arrears of monthly shortfall in due course when the economy improves.

“Governor Tanko Al-Makura has directed that accruals and disbursement of receipt from the federation account be fully disclosed to the general public in accordance with his avowed commitment to ensuring accountability and openness in the conduct of government activities.

“The total receipts from the Federation account for the month of October was N2,396,908,361.89 and the total disbursement for the month of October stood at N2,050,730,979.49”

“We are left with only N346, 177,372.30 representing 30% as salaries to core civil servants and political appointees.

“This is a far cry from the sum of N929, 389,372. 56 required,” he said.

Mr. Bako said the government has allocated N102.1 million to pay the allowances of National Youth Service Corps members.

Overhead cost will gulp N348.7m, Judiciary N155.9m, State House of Assembly N82.7 million, State University Keffi N129 million and College of Education, Akwanga N108.2 million.

The Commissioner called on the workers and citizens at large to appreciate the efforts of the government to ameliorate the harsh economic conditions the state and the nation at large are passing through.

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Forms Panel Of Enquiry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.

This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.

The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.

Also Read: BREAKING: EndSARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu reveals identities of policemen who harassed protesters

The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).

Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.

There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.

The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.

He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.

“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”

It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.

It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.

She died at the age of 81.

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