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BAUCHI: Gov Mohammed orders payment of salaries owed by predecessor

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The newly inaugurated Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, has ordered the immediate payment of salaries owed state workers by the immediate past administration.

The order by Governor Mohammed was contained in a statement issued in Maiduguri on Friday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mukhtar Mohammed Gidado.

However, the governor who directed that the payment must be effected from Friday, 31st May to Monday 3rd June, 2019, ordered that workers engaged by the immediate past administration in the last one month should be exempted from the payment.

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“The state Accountant General is to ensure that all persons engaged into the state service between April and May are not reflected in the payment,” the statement warned.

Governor Mohammed in the statement also reiterated his administration’s commitment to worker’s welfare as its cardinal principle.

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