The governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello says he will pay all salary arrears of civil servants and the pension arrears before the end of 2017, maintaining also said that he would commence prompt payment of salaries of workers in the state public service from January 2018.
He made the promise Saturday, at the commemoration of the 110 th birthday of the Odeyani-Anebira, Audu Otonoku and his eight anniversary on the throne as the Otonoku in Lokoja.
According to him, “As from January next year, we shall be paying all our cleared civil servants salaries as and when due.
“I want to appreciate God that good days are coming to the people of Kogi”, he added.
Governor Bello traced the genesis of the delay in the payment of workers salaries to huge debts which he claimed his administration inherited from the immediate past administration.