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Bagudu constitutes committee on transparent payment of N2.5bn leave grant



Gov. Abubakar Bagudu has approved the constitution of a committee to oversee the transparent payment of leave grants to Local Government and Local Government Education Authority (LGEAs) workers.

This is contained in a statement issued by Malam Yahaya Sarki, Special Adviser (SA) Media to the governor in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital on Tuesday.

On Nov. 1, Bagudu approved the release of N2.57 billion for payment of two years leave grant of 2021 and 2022 for the workers of state, local governments and LGEAs.

The Acting Head of Service, Alhaji Safiyanu Garba-Bena said the committee was directed to ensure smooth and transparent payment of the leave grants.

The committee, he said, has already began sitting.

The committee is made up of representatives of the Office of the Head of Service, State Auditor General and his staffers, Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Local Government Service Commission as well as the organized labour.”

The Acting Head of Service also stated that the committee would ensure that all the payments were done through respective worker’s salary bank account and that all payments were completed within three to four days after the committee’s assignment.

The state government said all salaries, pensions, gratuity, leave grants, promotions, advancements, and training have been regularly maintained by the administration from inception in 2015 to date.

The government called on workers in the state to compliment the government’s efforts.

Muhammad Lawal

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