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Few Weeks To The Election, Saraki Promises To Pay Off Kwara Workers Arrears

The Senate President during the PDP monthly stakeholders meeting announced that salaries owed certain category of workers in Kwara State will be offset as from next week.

Saraki also added that the commencement of the payment of salary arrears will commencement with three selected local government areas; one each from the three Senatorial districts of the state.

While speaking at the forum, the Senate President also announced that the PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar will flag off his campaign in Ilorin on Wednesday.

The PDP national leader asked his supporters to troop out in large numbers to receive Atiku and his entourage as Kwara is wholly PDP.

He extended an olive branch to his estranged political aides who are now in the opposition party to return to the Saraki dynasty which he described as their home.

The state governor, Alh Abdulfatah Ahmed who was present at the meeting had earlier blamed the inability of the government to clear the backlog of salary arrears on the drop in the federal allocation to the state and the refusal of the federal government to release the state's last tranche of the Paris Club refund.

Ahmed announced that plans were on top gear to clear the salary arrears in order to make the affected workers and their family more comfortable.

Saraki's announcement was greeted with thunderous ovation by PDP supporters who had earlier stressed the need for the concerned authorities to find means of settling arrears of salary owed certain category of workers in the state.

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