Tunde Akanbi Ilorin
All categories of workers in the 16 Local Government Areas of Kwara State would receive full salaries for the month of June beginning from Wednesday, while the councils shared N863,924,703.46 from the State Joint Accounts Allocation Committee (JAAC) for the month of June.
The Chairman , Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Mr. Joshua Omokanye disclosed this while addressing newsmen after the JAAC meeting held at the Ministry of Finance Conference room Ilorin on Tuesday .
According to him, the 16 LGs would share N863,924,703.46 for June 2018, as the State Universal Education Board (SUBEB) teachers got N1,070,102,765.88 billion from June allocation.
Omokanye explained that the committee has agreed that all categories of LGs and SUBEB workers would receive full salaries this month.
He said that LG &LGEA pensioners would receive full pensions this month as the amount stood at N460,902, 614.44 revealing that 10 per cent Internally Generated Revenue (IGR)from state government stood at N74,307,472.92 and Value Added Tax (VAT) N494,102,773.42 were also shared.
He explained that the sum of N279,646,975.46 was deducted at source as repayment for the councils’ salary related borrowings from banks.
ALGON Chairman who is also Chairman, Oyun Local Government Area explained that statutory allocation for the month of June stood at N2,110,667,033.06 as against N2,169,912,676.93 in the previous month.
The Chairman explained that the fund was appropriated in line with law guiding the local government account which included;Teachers salary(SUBEB) N1,070,102,765.88;LG and LGEA pension N460,902,614.44 among others.
He explained that the distribution of the allocations among the Local Government Councils in the state was done in accordance with section 4(2) of the state Joint Local Government Account Law (cap80) as amended by Law 15 of 2001.
“The fund was appropriated in line with law guiding the local government account. JAAC was assembly of 16Local Government chairmen without the inference of state government”, he stated.