By Yunusa Abdullahi.
This was diaclosed by the Honourable Commissioner Ministry of Information and Strategy Comrade Ahmad Ibrahim Sajoh along side Commissioner of Finance Mahmood Sali Yunusa and other Members of the State Executive Council at the end of the marathon State EXCO Meeting for the Year 2017 presided over by Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla held at the Council Chambers of the Government House, Yola.
Sajoh had explained that the Adamawa state Government has received part of the money from Paris Club ,stressing that the Council has committed One Hundred Per cent to implement on the guide lines with issues in respect of the part of the Paris Club Fund received,pointing out that the priority of the present administration is to achieve the desired results within a specific period for the people of Adamawa state.
According to Sajoh, the EXCO had also discussed and agreed on the 2017 Budget Appropriation and is ready to for presentation to the Members of the State House of Assembly for their consideration.
In his remarks, Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his magnanimity by ensuring that the funds made available to states government, explaining that his government is a Transparent and Accountable one "We have been asked by the Federal government to pay salary arrears and I assure you that this government is a Transparent government and we must be Accountable to our people "adding that the money will be use judiciously.
The Governor also revealed that a committee would be set up to ensure effective payment of the salary arrears and other emoluments owed by the workers of the state .
Also commenting the Honourable Commissioner Ministry of Finance and Budget Mahmood Sali Yunusa revealed that the Adamawa state Government received the sum of N 4,894,891,184.12 kobo out of the Twelve point Eight Billion Naira(N12,800,000,0000:00.) as part of the Paris club funds on Sunday 8th January, 2017.
The Commissioner of Finance however assured that the funds would be use to settle all personnel cost related salary arrears of Local Government staff, Primary school Teachers, Primary Health care workers as well as Pensioners .