By Yunusa Abdullahi
Arrangements have been completed by the Adamawa state Government for the payment of Two months Salary Arrears owed by the Local Government Health Care workers today being the 24th November 2015 .
The Honourable Commissioner Ministry of Finance and Budget Alhaji Mahmud Sali Yunusa who disclosed this at a joint Press Conference organised by the Ministries of Finance and Health .
The Commissioner of Finance revealed that His Excellency Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla has directed the Ministry of Finance and Budget to verify the true position of the personnel of the Health care workers in the state.
He stated that already a committee has been set up by his ministry to critically look at the personnel status of the work force ,stressing that the committee's findings indicate that about 835 Junior workers were employed as against 987 which reduces the number of personnel by 35, pointing out that the salary submitted before the screening is 403,292,944,as against 360,536,975 20 kobo after the verification and screening of workers by the committee and secured to about 42,755,968.80.
The Commissioner also announced that the payment would start with Fufore ,Yola - South, Yola -North and Girei with payment point at Yola -South Local Government Area. Gombi, Hong and Song Local Government with pay point at Gombi . Maiha, Mubi North and South their pay point would be at Mubi North Local Government Secretariat.
Similarly, pay points for Numan, Demsa and Lamurde would be at Numan Local Government Secretariat. While Ganye ,Jada,Toungo and Mayo-Belwa at Ganye Local Government Secretariat. Michika and Madagali’s pay point would be at ADSUBEB Headquarters Yola.
He further explained that Guyuk and Shelleng Local Government would be at Guyuk Local Government Secretariat assuring that the payment would be done at the table.
On her part, the Honourable Commissioner Ministry of Health Dr. Fatima Atiku also revealed that the state government has already embarked on the rehabilitation of Four General Hospitals across Adamawa state with the aim of providing quality health care delivery to the people of at grassroots level.
Also commenting, the Honourable Commissioner Ministry of Information Comrade Ahmad Ibrahim Sajoh lamented that Adamawa State Government has committed to the payment of Eighteen Thousand Naira minimum wage workers salary to all categories of workers across the state.