Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, directed Nasarawa State Local Government to ensure payment of pension before the Sallah break.
The governor gave the directive during the week when he had a meeting with the Special Adviser on local government, Chairmen of local governments, overseers of development areas, director general of the state Pension Bureau and the Permanent Secretary, ministry for local government and chieftaincy affairs at Government House Lafia
The Governor expressed concern over delay in the payment of June Pension to local government pensioners in the state and mandated that the July pension payment must be paid before the Sallah break.
The Governor said,
“We are not in anyway interfering with the autonomy of the local governments. We still maintain the autonomy and even the monies for the month of July have also been shared in line with the autonomy and every local government has gotten its money”
“Now on the local government pensions for the month of July, that one because of the verification the Chairman mentioned will take till next week to be paid. At least, they are getting their monies for June this week and they will get July next week” the governor added. The governor further stressed that as someone who supported and encouraged the autonomy of local governments, he will continue to support the local government chairmen to ensure salaries and pensions are paid as at when due.