Zulum of Borno is the third Governor to pays December salaries
Christmas: Borno Governor releases December salaries, pensions
State Workers, pensioners in Borno get their salaries, pensions earlier in the morning hour of today while LG, Primary School Teachers’ salaries started hitting their banks accounts from 1:pm of today till now. As a Governor of all irrespective of religious affiliation, I want my Christian Brothers and Sisters within and outside Borno to celebrate the Yuletide with smiles
This follows a directive by the state governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum that no affected Christian should celebrate Wednesday’s Christmas without December salary or pension.
The governor directive, according to his spokesman, Mallam Isa Gusau, is to ensure Christians are able to prepare for the Christmas better and on time.
Gusau, in a statement on Wednesday, said the payment was in line with the Governor’s consistency in the prompt payment of workers’ salaries which has never been in default.
He said: “Governor Zulum has always considered payment of salaries not as an achievement but as payment of a debt, in this case, government paying for services rendered by law-abiding civil servants contracted to work. It is public knowledge that the salaries of workers in Borno have regularly been paid before the 26th of every month.
“For December however, Professor Zulum, in line with a tradition of releasing salaries ahead of religious festivals, directed relevant government officials to ensure workers and pensioners were paid before the 20th of December.
” The Governor’s directive has been complied with and workers have started receiving credit alerts from their respective banks since Tuesday.”
He said the governor wishes all Christians a wonderful Christmas while assuring them of continued efforts in safeguarding lives and property of all in the state.