From Tom Garba,Yola
Governor Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa State has assured that civil servants in the state will soon receive their accrued salaries arrears.
Bindow also restated his commitment to bringing total change in all spheres of the state’s economy.
The governor enjoined workers and other residents to continue to support efforts to enhance their welfare and infrastructural development across the state.
The governor, who stated this during Sallah homage paid to him at the Banquet Hall of the Government House, Yola, explained that arrears for various categories of workers would be settled soon by the state government.
According to him, a committee would be put in place to ascertain the actual number of workers and amounts required for the payment of arrears owed civil servants in the state.
While urging the civil servants to remain dedicated and supportive of the current administration, the governor assured that hospitals and schools would soon receive government attention.
Bindow said accountability and transparency would be ensured in the execution of projects across the state, pointing out that the determination of President Mohammadu Buhari in ending insurgency and kidnapping should be complimented by supporting and praying for the administration.
He promised the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) as well as Muslim Council of government readiness to look into their need of completing their secretariat and decried the level of corruption especially at the local government level, saying it will not be business as usual as his administration is poised to ensure that the people are not short-changed.
Various speakers including the deputy governor, Speaker of the House of Assembly, chief judge of the state, head of civil service, chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, religious and community leaders as well as voluntary organisations, while felicitating with the governor over the Sallah celebration, commended him for the effort in improving on the plight of the Adamawa people.
Earlier, the governor was hosted to a mini Sallah durbar at the Lamido Adamawa’s palace after prayers led by Kaddi Ahmadu Bobboi.
From Tom Garba,Yola