Kogi State government yesterday said the sustained Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state has made it possible for the administration to pay full salaries of some staff adding that it borrowed from other sources to fund the payment of salaries. “Over the months, we have been able to pay full salaries through heavy borrowing and funds from our significantly improved IGR,’ said Mr Kingsley Fanwo, Director General, Media Governor Yahaya Bello.
Alh Oseni Yakubu-led team of the Kogi State Internal Revenue Services (KGIRS) has been able to achieve and sustain an over 300% increase in the state’s internally generated revenue.
According to Fanwo, Kogi State government was able to pay full salaries to all pensioners, with arrears because of their social situation. We have also paid full salaries to judiciary workers and all workers in the state owned tertiary institutions.
He however said that all other categories, including political office holders were paid fifty percent of their salaries as a result of the shortfall in allocation and non-payment of the Budget Support Fund from the Federation Account.