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Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello blames judiciary management for salary delay

Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello blames judiciary management for salary delay



Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello

Kogi state Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello has said the refusal of the leadership of the state judiciary to forward their staffer’s payroll for the pay parade was the major impediment to the prompt payment of salaries to judicial workers.

Governor Bello, who stated this while reacting to the case filed against the government by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), said had pleaded unsuccessfully with them for months to do the needful and spare their innocent members from  the trauma of non-payment of salaries.

He said the Kogi state House of Assembly had also tried to intervene only to be stopped by injunction from the courts who claimed to be on strike.


He said he had petitioned the Chief Justice of Nigeria to intervene since November, last year, and that they were yet to receive any feedback.

According to him, monies amounting to several months salaries due to Kogi state civil servants working in the judiciary are sitting in the banks.

“We are, therefore, happy that the Chief Judge of the Kogi state was also joined to the suit by JUSUN. We look forward to being educated on how a pay parade across all branches and cadres of our civil service is prejudicial to the independence of the judicial arm, but not the Legislative.

“In any case, monies amounting to several months salaries due to Kogi state civil servants working in the judiciary are sitting in the banks. My pre-occupation is how to get that money to innocent staffers without breaching applicable service rules or our collective agreement with Labour. I trust the Almighty God that reason will prevail sooner than later,” he said.


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