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DICKSON: Not me but federal govt responsible for delayed salaries

DICKSON: Not me but federal govt responsible for delayed salaries

Bayelsa State Government on Tuesday explained that the November salary for civil servants had yet to be paid because the Federal Ministry of Finance has not released the monthly federal allocation and the expected Paris Club debt refund to the state.

A statement by the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said the funds due to state governments had not been released because of the failure of the Federal Government to hold the crucial meeting of the Federal Accounts and Allocation Committee (FAAC) for the month of November.

He explained that the non-release of the funds was responsible for the delay in the payment of the salaries of workers for the month of November.

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Iworiso-Markson, however assured workers in the state that the state government would ensure a prompt payment of the salaries as soon as the funds were released.

The statement reads: “It has become important to explain to our workers why the salary for the month of November has not been paid. The Federal Ministry of Finance did not hold the usual FAAC meeting that should precede the release of funds to states and local governments.

“The failure of the government to convene the meeting has culminated in the failure of the Federal Government to release the November allocations to Bayelsa and her entitlements in the Paris Club debt refund.

“However, Bayelsa workers are assured of the government’s commitment to ensure that their salaries are paid as soon as the awaited funds are received.”

 

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  • ABEL IKE

    A VERY BAD FEDERATION !!!
    THE CENTER WILL COLLECT REVENUES IN BAYELSA STATE, TAKES IT TO ABUJA AND THEN INVITES BAYELSA STATE OFFICIALS TO COME TO ABUJA AND PICK THEIR CHEQUE. SO SAD.
    GOWON AND AWOLOWO KILLED THIS NATION ”Up to July 1966 when Gowon assumed office, revenue allocation formula was as obtained under colonial era till the collapse of First Republic, with regions having the largest share, depending on its resource. Cocoa was the major revenue earner for Nigeria and western region was accordingly far better placed financially above the three other regions, East, North and Mid-West, Under Gowon’s regime, and with Obafemi Awolowo as federal commissioner for finance, government set up the I. O. Dina (a retired permanent secretary in the defunct western region) panel to review the revenue allocation formula. Dina recommended Federal Government control of resources to the detriment of (regions) today’s states. That was the background of the scrapping of the principle of derivation by the states. Awolowo and Dina were southerners and even if Gowon ordered the review of the allocation formula, collateral responsibility was still that of Awolowo. After all, he was credited with the sole financial expertise of managing Nigeria’s economy throughout the civil war without a kobo foreign loan.” Duro Onabule On The Restructuring Debate