Kwara Govt committed to payment of outstanding gratuities,salaries

Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin 

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The Kwara State government has again reiterated its determination to clear all outstanding arrears of gratuities owed pensioners in the state just as it pledged to ensure prompt and regular payment of salaries of civil servants.

The State Deputy Governor, Mr Kayode Alabi stated this on Sunday in Ilorin while speaking at the forty fifth anniversary service of songs of the Main Glorious Choir, UMCA Pake with the themed “Behold the World is a voyage “.

Mr Alabi noted that the present administration inherited backlog of gratuities and pension since 2014 and had settled that of 2014 and 2015.

The Deputy Governor added that the Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq led government would clear all the arrears to make life meaningful for the people and also ensure regular payment of salaries  of workers in the state.

He called on the people to always pray for the success of the administration adding that Governor AbdulRazaq had good intention to develop the State.

Mr Alabi thanked Christians and the people for their support and charged them to participate actively in politics in the drive to improve the system.

The Deputy Governor noted that 90% of politicians are bad and out to destroy, advising the people to always be mindful of who they relate with.

He pledged that the government would do the needful to make the people happy.

The Permanent Royal Father of the Choir, the Olowu of Owu-Isin, Oba Gabriel Adewoye congratulated the present administration for their pragmatic approach to governance.

Oba Adewoye prayed that God would use the Governor Abdulrazaq led government to truly liberate the State.

The Guest speaker, Reverend Joel Olaniyan in his exhortation called on the people to preach the word to the lost souls.

Reverend Olaniyan challenged Christians particularly choir members to preach the word through music and use their talents positively to glorify God.