Katsina State commences payment of salary arrears to reinstated local government staff
Katsina State has commenced the payment of salary arrears to over 700 reinstated workers. The payment is being carried out by the committee earlier constituted by the Governor and which included state auditors, chaiman Local government administrators forum, salary section department of the state among others.
KATSINA POST learnt that this development follows the screening exercise earlier done by the committee.
The payment is scheduled to hold for three days starting with Katsina Zone then Funtua Zone and then Daura Zone.
In a related news, Katsina State Government has awarded N118 million contract to enhance irrigation activities at Ruwan-Sanyi dam in Malumfashi Local Government Area.
The Deputy Governor, AlhajiMannir Yakubu, stated this during an inspection tour to ascertain the quality of completed canals undertaken in a different contract awarded by government.
Yakubu, who is also the state Commissioner for Agriculture, urged youths to utilise the opportunities of suitable lands to embrace agriculture.
He appealed to the people to participate in rice cultivation schemes as government had placed restrictions on rice importation to the country.
He said the government would soon start to distribute fertiliser and other inputs to improve irrigation farming in the state.
He said he had visited various canal construction sites where he saw that Ruwan-Sany contractor had done a good job in providing water to farms.
The deputy governor enjoined farmers to protect power generating sets and the canals against all forms of vandalism.