Workers in both state and federal establishments in Kwara state have praised President Muhammadu Buhari’s for responding to the welfare of teeming workers and releasing a N413.7bn bail out to the federal and 36 state governments in the country for the payment of outstanding workers salaries.
A visit by a Thisday correspondent to the Federal Secretariat along Fate road, Ilorin and State Secretariat, Ahmadu Bello way, on Tuesday showed workers in a happy mood over the gesture of president Buhari to help states pay their outstanding workers salaries.
Sources close to the affected workers told the correspondent that, some of them had not been able to meet their financial obligations either to their immediate family or to well wishers, especially during the ongoing Ramadan fast.
However, in a chat with the correspondent in Ilorin on Tuesday, a federal civil servant, Mallam Issa Jackson lauded president Buhari for rising to the needs of workers.
According to him, “it is worrisome that, the payment of salaries of workers had not been met for past few months and this has affected the socio well being of our families”.
He said that, “I want to say that, with this new life line to the federal and states of federation, a new lease of life would now come teeming workforce in the country.
Also, a speaking, Mogaji Ghali Adisa, said that the news of release of bail out funds had succeeded in bringing about a fresh air of hope to Nigerian masses.
Mogaji Adisa, who said that the development would have spiral economic effect in the country, added that when workers spend their salaries other people would benefit.
He however appealed to the governors to ensure the payment of the salaries as soon as they received the bail out so as to add values to the socio economic development of the nation.