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Yuletide: Kwara pays December salaries, pensions

The Kwara State Government has begun paying workers’ salaries for the month of December 2022, ahead of the Christmas and New Year celebrations, according to a statement issued by the Special Assistant to the governor on New Media, Fafoluyi Olayinka on Tuesday.

The government would also pay pension and gratuity arrears to 2009 and 2010 retirees in the state’s 16 local government councils, according to the announcement.

The statement read partly, “The government also approved 100% payment of 2009 and 2010 arrears of pensions and gratuities for retirees in the local government from the SURE-P refund to states.

“AbdulRazaq has also implemented the N30,000 minimum wage for workers, which is paid by only a few states in the country.

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“The governor has made it a standing tradition to pay workers earlier during festive periods so they can make adequate preparations and provisions for their families.

“AbdulRazaq, upon assumption of office, also cleared the backlogs of salaries owed to workers by the previous administrations across the Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

“He has also restored funding for MDAs’ operating costs to guarantee efficiency and effectiveness in their day-to-day operations and administration.

“Over time, stakeholders in the state and country have commended the governor for his commitment to workers’ welfare.”

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