17th January, 2017.
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, State Accountant -General, State Chairmen of NLC and the NUJ who briefed Journalists on the committee 's readiness to start payment of the salary arrears to the Primary School Teachers, Health workers and the Local government staff and other emoluments owed .
According to Sajoh, Governor Muhammad Umaru Jibrilla had earlier set up a committee headed by the Chief of Staff Government House Alhaji AbdurRahman Abba Jimeta for the settlement of all outstanding salary arrears using the London Paris Club funds.
He also explained that the committee will complete it's assignment within two weeks and assured that the committee will be Prudent and Transparent in carrying out its responsibilities.
On his part, the Honourable Commissioner of Finance Mahmood Sali Yunusa revealed that Adamawa state Government has received a part payment of Four point Eight Billion Naira (N 4.8b) which is inadequate to settle all the debts because the total estimate is about Five Point Six Billion Naira (N 5.6b)
The Finance Commissioner also assured workers that not a single Kobo would be tempered from the funds.
In his remarks, the State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress Comrade Dauda Maina also assured that the committee will do justice to each and everyone and called on the workers to exercise patience and understanding with the members of the committee.
Also commenting , the State Chairman of NUJ Comrade Salisu Abubakar assured that Journalists would give adequate publicity on the committee's assignment.