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Buhari Meets Royal Fathers, Urges Governors To Pay Civil Servants Outstanding Salaries

Buhari Meets With Royal Fathers

September 11, 2017 – Buhari Meets With Traditional Rulers In Aso Rock, Urges Governors To Pay Civil Servants Outstanding Salaries

PMB today met with members of the National Council of traditional rulers and decried the way the Paris Club Refund was spent by some state governors.

The FG had on May 4 released details of the second tranche of Paris Club refund to States totalling N243. 795 billion.

The refund is in respect of over-deductions on Paris Club, London Club Loans and Multilateral debts between 1995-2002.

The President, who met with the traditional rulers at the new Banquet hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja frowned at the inability of the affected state governments to pay the retirement benefits and outstanding salaries of workers with the payment of the refund.

“We have to digress this much because I would like to convince you that I’m living with the problems of this country day-by-day, and mostly those of the ordinary people.

“There are Nigerians that haven’t been paid for six months; there are Nigerians that have not been paid their retirement benefits for years.

“I’m appealing to the governors, (that was why we voted money, we borrowed money), please make sure anybody under you, pay them because most of them depend on that salary to pay rent, school fees,’’ he said.

He pledged that his administration would continue to do its best in executing developmental projects to uplift the standard of living of all Nigerians irrespective of their geo-political backgrounds.

The President noted with delight that the country would be witnessing bumper harvest across the country, this year.

He said the bumper harvest was as a result of the prayers of Nigerians which was graciously answered by God.

“We are lucky, last year and this year, the rainy season was good. If it were not good, I’m confiding in you, which country shall I run to? But God answered the prayers of most Nigerians.

“The rainy season last year was good, this year, from the reports I’m getting, it is good. We thank God for that, only God can do that for us otherwise there would have been lot of problems in this country.

President Buhari thanked the traditional rulers for their continued prayers and support to the government and urged them not to relent in efforts toward ensuring peace and stability in their respective domains.

He enjoined them to continue to educate their people on the need to ensure the continued survival of Nigeria as a geo-political entity.




  1. Big Aunty Koks

    September 11, 2017 at 9:36 PM

    Yes o, they should pay people their money ja re! I t will come in handy in starting something beneficial now the country is out of recession zone.

  2. Omokehinde

    September 11, 2017 at 10:28 PM

    It is a great thing to see President Mohammed Buhari standing on his feet in good health after many evil wishes of death by his enemies. I pray that God will keep you in good health with a sound mind to complete your term in office. I cannot speak for other states in the federation, but I know for sure that governor Fayose of Ekiti state is owning Ekiti state workers over six months of salaries while Ekiti state retirees have not received their benefits in months. It is so shameful that the federal government had injected about N243.795 billions to various states accounts, and yet those corrupt crooks are yet to pay suffering Nigerian state workers their salaries and arrears. The federal government should publish the amount given to each state with timelines the funds were distributed to various state accounts. When are all the failed states going to stop depending solely on federal allocations and learn to generate revenue sufficient to manage their state affairs? This federal system is unsustainable because its asually making many of our states ineffective, and poorly managed by looters and crooks like Fayose because of overdependent on federal funds. It is a shame that only Lagos state among our many states can sustain itself without federal fund allocation. There is no excuse by any reasonable governor to own state workers even a month salaries. This is a serious national security issue and a big shame to all our shameless and brain dead governors.

  3. iron bar

    September 11, 2017 at 10:51 PM


  4. Mon

    September 12, 2017 at 12:35 AM

    We are going to be hearing more of this sweet talk without action before the presidential election, until we witness any of those governors or government officials,irrespective of party affiliated brought to serve jail for such embezzlement mentioned,otherwise, Nigeria is still a joke.

    On a more serious note, since we are having a CLASSIFIED president, every Nigerian is still regarded to be a fool before the British, how can more than 200 million people keep dumb after President Mohammedu Buhari went on a medical holidays under a serious health issue,then came back without disclosing to Nigerians what type of sickness that made him spent more than 100 days in the hospital,bill footed by the same Nigerians.This scam is too much… Direct recolonization of Nigeria will be far better than this indirect one.

  5. Anonymous

    September 12, 2017 at 12:24 PM

    Easier say than done, let also the presidency start paying, Npower workers their backlog salaries.

  6. Anonymous

    September 12, 2017 at 12:26 PM

    Easier say than done, let also the presidency start paying, Npower workers their backlog salaries. Go and keep you own house in order……

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