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Kwara pays N3bn to clear SUBEB teachers, LG workers’ salary arrears

The Kwara State Government has finally cleared all the salary arrears for State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, teachers and local government workers inherited from the administration of former Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed amounting to about N3 billion.

A statement issued by the Press Secretary, Babatunde Toyin Abdulrasheed, said, “Figures from the last allocation meeting of the local government showed that the government committed N1,297,389,165.83 to clear the balance of the arrears owed to the SUBEB teachers.

“Another N1,622,673,992.12 was apportioned to clear the balance of the arrears for the local government workers in the past administration, according to the data from the allocation meeting.”

The statement further explained that between January 2020 and January 2024, the administration has spent at least N5.5 billion to offset the arrears of salary for SUBEB teachers, local government workers and local government pensioners alone, apart from meeting its multibillion naira monthly obligations to these categories of workers and many others since it was elected in 2019.

According to the statement, the government has approved cash-backing for the implementation of 2022 promotion for teaching and non-teaching staff of the SUBEB.

It said that the final settlement of the SUBEB and local government salary arrears brings to a close the consistent agitation for the payment of the money, which dated back to 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

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