Buhari: ‘It is a disgrace that states cannot pay salaries’

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President Buhari on Wednesday while addressing staff of the Presidential Villa said the failure of 27 state governments to pay monthly salaries of their workers is disgraceful to Nigeria.

He expressed sadness that in spite of the initial bailout funds given to some states, workers in those states were yet to receive their salaries.

“The matter that may shock you is that 27 out of the 36 states couldn’t pay salaries.

“This is a disgrace to Nigeria; it’s a disgrace. Up till now some of the states cannot pay salaries.

Buhari, as a result, advised state governments to diversify their revenue sources to strengthen their financial positions.

He pledged that his administration’s ongoing war against corruption would be sustained to rid the country of the debilitating effects of the wanton looting of public funds.

Buhari thanked the State House staffers for their services to the nation and urged them to remain patriotic and to eschew corruption in the discharge of their duties.

 



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