Why Kwara State wouldn’t commence Payment of Minimum Wage immediately

– The Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrasak  has disclosed that his administration wanted to clear off salaries and pensions backlogs before implementing the new minimum wage

According to a latest statement via the new Gov. of Kwara State, Abdulrahman Abdulrasak, he disclosed that his administration want to clear backlogs of salaries and pensions before commencing the implementation of the new minimum wage.

The Governor made this known during a meeting with the civil servants in the state.

He disclosed that there are a lot of problems which cannot be resolved in the next four months but his administration has already started looking into them.

Gov. Abdulrasak added that one of the problems is the payment of Salary, he assured that May salary which is outstanding would be paid immediately.

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He said, “The problems are a lot, we cant resolve them in one, two, three, four months, but we need to start resolving them. Like the issues of salary; it has been brought to my attention that the May salary is still outstanding. That will be paid immediately.

You have to remember that some people are on half salary and they have not been paid. Some people have been promoted a few years ago and are still on the old salary scale.”

Mr. Abdulrasak revealed that the state wants to get to a stage where it doesn’t have backlog of salaries and pensions.

The truth is that we want to get to a stage where there is no backlog of salaries and pension, thats where we are heading to now.

We need to clear this before coming to the issue of the minimum wage, which we also need to sit down and discuss because we cannot agree to pay and start backlog again. The intention is to pay; we got to the transition program and a lot of issues we have seen,” he added.

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