The Nasarawa State Government says that local government workers will henceforth receive full salaries.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the workers had received only a of their payments over time, with government attributing the situation to dwindling resources, especially from the federation account.
But Mr Sani Bawa, Chairman, Nasarawa State Local Government Service Commission, told NAN on Tuesday in Lafia, that full salaries would be paid so as to motivate workers toward quality service delivery.
“Government is anxious to improve the living standards of local government workers; the first step toward that is paying them what they are entitled to, in full.
“Currently, we are taking a census of the local government staff; we have also embarked on a screening exercise to enable us know our actual staff strength.
“We want to see a situation where the local government workers are paid 100 per cent of their salaries,” he said.
The chairman challenged the workers to reciprocate government’s gesture by improving on service delivery to enable the people feel the full impact of governance. (NAN)