January 30, 2023
Pay July salaries before Sallah -Tambuwal

Pay July salaries before Sallah -Tambuwal

From Umar Danladi Ado, Sokoto

Sokoto State workforce has every cause to smile as Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has directed the state Ministry of Finance to pay July salaries starting from 15th of this month.

The state Commissioner for Finance, Abdulsamad Dasuki, stated this while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting held at the council Chambers, Government House, Sokoto Wednesday.

Dasuki maintained that  the  governor has directed banks in the state to immediately commence  preparations  for the payment of the salaries  to enable them celebrate Sallah festivals with ease.

The Commissioner also stated that the council has approved award of a contract for  the construction of a new  Revenue House to replace the old one at the cost of over  N1.1 billion.

The new Revenue House when completed would consist of two different banks and other facilities.

On his part, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Ali Muhammad Nname,  said  in the last 123 days, the state has not recorded any COVID-19 case, noting that so far, over  17,440 persons  have been screened for disease.

Nname further said a contract for the supply of Anti-Malaria Drugs for onward distribution to the 23 local government areas has been awarded at the cost of over N500million.

The council also approved upward review  of the ongoing construction of the Waziri – Abass dual carriage road  with an addition of N172 million making the total amount to over N 881 million .

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