Breaking: Buhari, Governors strike deal on rescue of troubled states

Posted by News Express | 23 June 2015 | 4,301 times

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The meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and State Governors has ended with cheering news for states which have been contending with severe financial crisis.

The meeting held in the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa in Abuja, rose with a resolution to end the financial woes being faced by several states which have been unable to pay workers for months.

Some of the governors at the meeting included those of Nasarawa, Imo, Gombe, Benue, Delta, Niger, Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, Kogi, Borno, Jigawa, Rivers, Ogun, Kebbi, Kwara, Taraba, Ekiti, Ondo, Kaduna, Oyo, Osun, Edo, Anambra, Sokoto, Ebonyi, Lagos, Adamawa, Cross Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Yobe, Plateau (Deputy), Bayelsa (Deputy).

At least 18 of the country’s 36 states are owing workers’ salaries spanning for as much as 10 months, according to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). Most of the affected states are ruled by Buhari’s All Progressibves Congress (APC).

•Photo shows President Buhari and some of the governors standing at attention during the rendition of the national Anthem during the meeting.

Source: News Express

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