President Buhari To Meet With Governors Over Unpaid Salary
Following an appeal by the 36 state governors seeking President Muhammadu Buhari’s intervention over the inability of some states to pay workers’ salaries, the President has agreed to meet with governors tomorrow.
The meeting between President Buhari and the governors will focus on how to source funds. A top government official of the affected states said:
“The President has graciously accepted our overtures to him to help us.
“Some of us owe workers over nine months salary arrears and this has brought activities in the public service to a standstill. We hope the President helps this time.”
A Presidency source said the Federal Government may be forced to draw from the depleting external reserves.