By Ibraheem Solaudeen.
Barely 24 hours after confirming receipt of N4.2bn federal allocation for June, the Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has approved the immediate payment of June salary to the state’s workers.
The swift action in remuneration of workers exemplify the new administration’s promise of prioritizing the welfare of workers in the state.
The state government yesterday, announced the receipt of the sum of N4,202,659,072.11 (four billion, two hundred and two million, six hundred and fifty nine thousand, seven two naira and eleven Kobo) for the month of June, 2019.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Finance, Benjamin Fatigun who represented the state at the FAAC meeting held in Kano yesterday.
Mr Fatigun outlined the breakdown of the June allocation for the state and 16 local government areas.
“The breakdown of the money for the state includes statutory revenue allocation (SRA) of N3,193,761,125:58; Value Added Tax of N1,002,461,709.09; and exchange rate gain of N6,436,237:44.
“The entire 16 local government areas also received the total sum of two billion, six hundred and seventy five million, three hundred and seventy seven naira, thirty one Kobo (2,679,675,377.31).
“The breakdown for the LGAs is 2,106,501,950.22 (SRA); 568,928,292.22 (VAT); and 4,245,134.87 (Exchange Gains)”, he stated.
According to the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, the wage bill of the state sums up to N2.2billion.