Governor Mukhtar Yero of Kaduna State has released N710 million for the payment of leave and transport grants to all civil servants in the state.
This release is contained in a statement signed by Alhaji Ahmed Maiyaki, the Director-General on Media and Publicity to the Governor, in Kaduna on Friday.
It said N195 million had also been released for the payment of scholarships to all indigenes in tertiary institutions.
The statement said that the state government had paid N120 million for the six year arrears of grants owed staff of the Kaduna State Water Board between 2005 and 2011.
“The payments are in line with the commitment of Yero in ensuring the welfare and development of the manpower of the state,’’ it stated.