The thirty-six governors last night resolved to offset the backlog of salaries and pension arrears owed civil servants in the country as soon as the next tranche of payment from the Paris-London Club loan refunds are made.
A statement issued by the spokesman of the forum, Abulrazque Barkindo today says this decision was arrived at in Abuja at a meeting hosted on Thursday night by the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum and governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari at his Maitama Residence.
The governors met in anticipation of the release of the other half of the Paris-London Club refund which has been approved for payment by the Vice-President Professor Yemi Osibanjo. The funds are expected to hit the states accounts this month.
The governors who said they are not oblivious of the cry over the non-payment of the backlog of salaries and pension arrears and the precarious predicament of the Nigerian worker therefore resolved as a matter of urgency, to pay workers their due as soon as this half of the Paris Club refunds are made.