Kwara Joint Account Allocation Committee Augments June SUBEB Allocation By N244m
Posted On Jun 24, 2016
As part of the commitment of the Kwara State government to resolve the lingering salary crises at the basic education level, The Joint Accounts Allocation Committee(JAAC) today appropriated 60 per cent of the June statutory allocation for basic education teachers which is N623, 544, 446.06
In addition, 10 per cent of the State’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) for the month of May representing N82, 586, 847.07 was released for the purpose of teachers’ salary, making a total of N706, 131, 293.13. This is against the N462, 051, 119.75 that was appropriated for the same purpose in May.
It also reflects a return to the previous practice of making teachers’ salaries a first line charge.
The Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Demola Banu made this disclosure in a statement released after the meeting of the Technical Committee of the State Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC) meeting held on Thursday, 23 June, 2016.
Banu said that the June statutory allocation for the 16 local governments in the State stood at N1, 039, 240, 743.43, while noting that 40 per cent of the allocation representing N415, 696, 297.37 was released for LG employees’ salaries and pensioners’ arrears.
The Commissioner further noted that the 16 LGs paid about N189million to banks for previous salary-related borrowings.
He explained that the decision to appropriate a larger portion of the allocation for teachers’ salary was part of the government’s robust plans to ameliorate the condition of the primary and junior secondary school teachers.
It would be recalled that Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, during a meeting with stakeholders in the Education sector last Monday, restated his commitment to finding a lasting solution to the lingering salary crises at the basic education level.
The governor said that he is worried about the plight of primary and junior secondary teachers as well as other workers who are being owed salaries due to huge decline in allocation. He assured that government is looking for a robust solution to the crises.?