Governor Umaru Almakura of Nasarawa state has confirmed the receipt of 4.5 billion Naira Paris club refund for disbursement to civil servants in the state.
Almakura revealed this in a meeting with the labour leaders at government house Lafia.
He explained that out of the fund 2.9 billion Naira was allocated to the state while 1.6 billion Naira was released to the local governments.
" I am happy to say that we complied fully with the condition attached with the disbursement of the Paris club fund that is why I invited the Labour Union to see the transparency in the disbursement "
Almakura also explained that civil servants were owed two months salary which would be settled by giving one month from the refund and the other from the months allocation, which had significantly improved.
He said the state government is working in synergy with the organized labour to ensure industrial harmony in the interest of unity and progress of the state.
" what happened in the past was for the interest of industrial harmony, as partners there are bounds to be fictions at all times we are abide strictly by the collective bargaining " .
In his response the state NLC Chairman leader Comrade Abdullahi Adeka, commended the governor for the steps taken to ensure the settlement of civil servants backlogs.
He made it known that a percentage of the refund would be used to settle pension, stating that those that retired before 2011 would receive 100% while those that retired after 2011 would receive 50%.
The Labour Leader commended the Nasarawa State Government for its efforts. Saying that the organized labour will continue to support his administration to achieve the desired aims in the state.