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Gov Bala laments over monthly salary bill, fingers payroll fraudsters


Gov Bala laments over monthly salary bill, fingers payroll fraudsters

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, said he was not elected to pay salaries alone but to provide other dividends of democracy to the people of the state.

He lamented that all the N7 billion the state gets as monthly allocation goes to the payment of workers’ salaries at the expense of capital projects.

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Mohammed spoke when the Christian community in the state paid him Christmas homage at the Government House on Saturday.

He complained that some workers earn double monthly remunerations thereby, inflating the state’s wage bill.

The governor said, “As Christians and Muslims, we should fear God. Some people are collecting double salaries; people are collecting allowances that are not their own.

“You can see that we get N7bn from Federal Government, at the end of the day, we end up using everything to pay salaries. Yet, some people are saying they have not received salary.

“I was not elected to pay salary. I was elected to execute projects and programmes.

“Still, as a civil servant, I know the obligation to pay salary and that’s why I have been paying. We are making sure we are reserving and raising our Internally Generated Revenue and that is why we are doing all these projects.”

The governor said if he failed as a governor, people will mock those who voted for him.

He added, “If I fail to perform as a governor, people will laugh at you, because you are the majority that voted me into office.

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“So, I must perform and build roads and hospitals, among others for the benefit and enjoyment of everyone in the state.”

He urged them to imbibe the teachings of Jesus Christ in their dealings with others, especially those of other faiths and to make peace with one and other.

Gov Bala laments on monthly salary bill, fingers payroll fraudsters

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