Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello on Thursday said government will soon be taking legal actions against some of those who compromised the system and fraudulently intercepted wages to which they were not entitled.
He made this known during a state broadcast to mark this year 60th anniversary of the country.
According to him, bringing consequences to those who compromised our workforce and payroll is one way we can forcefully deter such misconduct in future.
He mentioned that non-payment, late payment and percentage payment of salaries are becoming a distant memory to workers adding that prompt payment of salaries have become the norm now.
” In as much as government revenues have always been tight since we took Office and COVID-19 has worsened matters, even more, we will endeavour to keep meeting our wages obligations to the genuine civil servants of Kogi States.
“To give you an idea of the huge scale of this problem, let me inform you that this administration has had to clear over N50billion in salary obligations inherited from previous administrations.
“The bulk of that money was borrowed and along with our other debt obligations continues to impede our ability to free up funds for infrastructural and other development as we would like. Those whose actions hurt our state and people must face a reckoning,” he stated.