The Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has reinstated the payment of salary to workers employed in the twilight of the last administration.
The Governor in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, directed that the workers be paid their May and June salary.
According to the governor, the government should not punish these workers for decisions they didn’t take. The workers are popularly known as ‘sunset workers’, with most governors often disengaging them for fear that they had been engaged to wrong foot the new administration.
The governor recalled that the former governor Bukola Saraki sacked all the workers his predecessors engaged in 2003.
AbdulRazaq has also approved the sums of one hundred million gratuity to demonstrate his commitment to the welfare of retirees. According to the statement, the Governor’s action is another practical demonstration of his pledge to never victimize anyone for their perceived affiliations.