Buhari Urges Governors To Pay Salary, Pensions
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged state governors to ensure payment of outstanding salaries of workers in their states.
He made the plea during a courtesy visit of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III.
He said, “There are Nigerians that haven’t been paid for six months; there are Nigerians that have not been paid their retirement benefits for years.
“I’m appealing to the governors, (that was why we voted money, we borrowed money), please make sure anybody under you, pay them because most of them depend on that salary to pay rent, school fees.
“I would like to convince you that I’m living with the problems of this country day-by-day, and mostly those of the ordinary people,” President Buhari stated.
He pointed out that the mismanagement of the national revenue over the years was responsible for the current economic challenges facing the nation.
He said that he will continue to pursue programmes and projects that will better the lives of Nigerians in all spheres of live.
According to him, Nigeria should be able to use its population strength, as the biggest black nation in the world, to its advantage