Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state has on Sallah Day apologized to Civil Servants for his administration’s inability to pay salaries for the month of June 2017 celebrate the Eid El Fitr.
Shettima said, it was not intentional, as throughout his six year tenure, prompt payment of salaries/allowances of civil servants across the state was given priority by government, in which, civil servants recieved their salaries as and at when due despite the economic challenges posed by boko haram insurgency.
Shettima stated this while addressing government officials and party supporters at the Government House Maiduguri on Sunday after he performed his Eid Prayers.
While calling on the people of Borno to pray for President Buhari, unity and stability of the country, Shettima regretted the ‘hunger in the land’ due to activities of insurgents that did not allow people celebrate the Sallah with enough resources at their disposal.
According to him, “it was not my making not to pay salaries before the Sallah, but that of technical fault in the capturing and downloading of the salaries lists from the computer on Friday, although, we were able to pay our pensioners, Civilian JTF members and our adhoc staff from the Borno State Environmental Protection Agency, BOSEPA, because we normally pay these group of people on table, it is unfortunate that all civil servants from State and Local Government Level are yet to be paid due to the e-banking system where we had a little hitches with our platform.
He therefore assured that by Wednesday this week, after the Eid el Fitri public holiday, the June salary will be paid.
He however enjoined all stakeholders of the ruling APC in the state to unite as one and shun gossips, in order to move his adminiatration and the state forward.