How we’ll spend N3.5bn Sure-P refund – Kwara govt

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The Kwara State Government has said it will pay arrears of pension and gratuity for 2009 and 2010 for local government retirees from the SURE-P refund it recently received from the Federal Government

Kwara Ministry of Local Government Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development said this in a statement on Tuesday.

The Commissioner for the Ministry, Lafia Aliyu Kora-Sabi said in the statement that the payment of the arrears will begin on Wednesday December 21 at 10a.m.

“Also, all categories of workers under the payroll of 16 Local Government Areas of Kwara State have received part of the arrears inherited from the previous administration from the release of N3.5 billion Sure-P refund,” the statement added.

“The gesture further demonstrates the transparency of the present administration and non-interference with any accruals to the Local Government Council in the State.”

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The statement said provisions were also made for payments of arrears of allowances to traditional rulers, while money was also allocated to capital projects across the local council areas in the refund.

He disclosed that the sums of 1 billion was allocated for payments of Local Government Workers and SUBEB workers’ arrears, while another N1bn was provided for payment of pension and gratuity.

Kora-Sabi disclosed that the sum of N320m went into paying outstanding allowances to the traditional rulers across the State, another N574m was allocated for capital projects among the 16 Local Government Councils, while 15 per cent of the total sum was paid to the consultant as agreed at the Nigerian Governors’ Forum.

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