Meet the Nigerian Governor Who Has Not Received Any Salary For 100 Days

The executive Governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong has revealed to the press he is yet to collect his salary as a governor in the last 100 days.
Simon Lalong
 
The executive Governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong who belongs to the All Progressives Congress, seems to be giving the people of his state the change they have been clamouring for. He made an interesting disclosure during a media chat with journalists in the state on Sunday night, 6th of August that he is yet to receive any salary as the governor of the state in his first 100 days.
 
This he has attirbuted to the financial crisis facing the state which has brought about an unpreceedented delay in the making of appointments.

"Even those I have appointed so far have not been paid salaries.

"I myself have not received a single month salary as I speak with you; we want to settle civil servants salaries first,"
 Lalong said.

On the recovery of public funds allegedly looted by his predecessor, Jonah Jang, Mr. Lalong said he has handed the matter to the anti-graft agency, EFCC, to investigate and bring defaulters to book.

"Since the two weeks grace I gave them elapsed without any response, I have written to EFCC to take over from where we stop, but if they delay in the assignment, I will remind them again," he said.

Mr. Lalong also said his administration has paid 5 out of the 7 months workers' salaries arrears he inherited.
"We will pay the 6th month tomorrow (Monday),"he added.
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