Lalong sets up comittee on FG’s bailout funds

DIRECTORATE OF PRESS & PUBLIC AFFAIRS,

OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR, PLATEAU STATE

PRESS RELEASE

Consequent upon the approval of a N5.375 billion naira bailout Funds of the
Federal Government for Plateau State for the payment of backlog of
salaries, the Executive Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako
Lalong has approved the constitution of an Implementation Committee of the
bailout funds under the Chairmanship of the Head of Civil Service, Barr.
Huldah Fwangchi Mni; other members of the Committee are the Accountant
General, The Permanent Secretary Establishment and Pension Matters, the
Permanent Secretary Local Government Service Commission, The State
Chairman, Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), the Director
General, Debt Management Office, the State Chairman Nigerian Labour
Congress (NLC), the State Chairman, National Union of Local Government
Employees (NULGE) and Barr Selfa Dashe who is to serve as Secretary.

The Committee is to assiduously see to the application of the funds towards
the payment of all outstanding salaries, pending when further funds would
be secured under an ongoing intervention being negotiated by the State
Government to clear up whatever is left of the Staff Salaries, Pension,
Gratuities and on-going critical contracts.

In the light of the above the Executive Governor met on the 22nd September,
2015 with the Members of Plateau State Public Service Joint Negotiating
Council to update them on the State Government’s Debt Restructuring and
issues surrounding the total amount of bailout available to the State, and
what is left to clear up all outstanding salaries of Civil Servants,
gratuities and Pensions as well as funds needed for infrastructural
Interventions which are being processed.

The Governor wishes to thank all Civil Servants serving and retired as well
as the citizenry of the State for their patience, understanding and
support. The Governor further assures that he will not rest on his oars
until all matters concerning salaries emoluments; on-going critical road
projects as well as other matters of governance are fully addressed.

Samuel Emmanuel Nanle

Director, Press & Public Affairs

23rd September, 2015

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