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    Lalong sets up committee 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, thenPermanent 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 citizens 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

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