From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
In its efforts to ensure regular payment of salaries of primary school teachers and local government pensioners, the Kogi state government has transferred the schedule of payment from local government councils to the State Universal Basic Education (SUBEB) and Bureau for Local Government Pension(BLGP) respectively.
The transfer followed the recommendation of the committee set up by the state government to work out the modalities for the salary transfer in order to ensure that teachers and local government pensioners are paid as at when due.
The Special Adviser to Governor Yahaya Bello on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Abubakar Ohere told Journalists in Lokoja of the new government decision.
The Special Adviser described the policy as a welcome development capable of tackling the bureaucratic bottlenecks that had contributed to the delay in payment of salaries of teachers and pensions of local government pensioners.
He commended the 21 local government areas in the state for responding positively in the provision of transparent data that had made the salary transfer possible.
The Species Adviser however, urged the Kogi State Universal Basic Education Board to ensure the success of the salary payment in order to justify government’s good intention to make primary school teachers and local government pensioners smile at the end of the day.
Ohere directed the SUBEB Chairman, Abdullahi Suleiman to work strictly with the data handed over to the board for the salary payment.