By Mohammed Baba Busu
Lafia – Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura, announced on Monday that the state’s workers would get their full salaries in February.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the workers have consistently collected only 60 per cent of their salaries over the past months.
The governor, in a brief speech shortly after swearing in nine new commissioners in Lafia, said that government had resolved to give the workers their full pay “to improve their living standards”.
He promised that government would also pay some attention to projects that would boost the economic and social growth of the masses.
Al-Makura charged the new officials to be transparent in the discharge of their duties, and particularly advised them to abide by their oaths of office.
He advised them to look inward toward generating revenue that would would help the quest to lift the state to greater heights.
Responding on behalf of his colleagues, Alhaji Abdulhamid Kwara, the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, thanked the governor for finding them worthy of the assignments, and promised to be transparent and innovative.
Others sworn included Prof. Jonathan Yakubu (special education), Mary Enwongulu (women affairs) Alhaji Mohammed Jamil-Zakari (agriculture), as well as Bamaiyi Anangba, who was posted to the youths and sports ministry.
Others included Mr Wada Yahaya (works), Dr. Abdulkarim Kana (water resources), Ayuba Ayinaje (finance and economic planning), and Tanko Zubairu (commerce and industry).