Taraba Governor Claims He Inherited an Empty Treasury
Governor Agbu Kefas of Taraba State says he met an empty treasury on assuming office on May 29, 2023.
He claimed that his predecessor, Darius Ishaku, did not leave even one kobo in the State treasury.
The Governor made the allegation at a workshop for the development of secretaries in the state ministries, departments and agencies, in Jalingo.
The Governor who was silent on steps being taken to hold the former governor accountable, said he has ensure the prompt payment of salaries, despite the challenge.
He also said that his administration was giving adequate attention to pensioners but making sure they are paid promptly, while those previously excluded were included on the pension roll.
“We will soon conduct a thorough biometric data capture to establish the true size of the workforce, its strengths and limitations, and where to improve through additional employment of our talented young men and women in a transparent manner. In the same vein, we will continue to prioritize employee promotion and welfare” The governor disclosed.
In the same vein, the state government, according to the governor, will continue to prioritise employee promotion, as well as their welfare welfare.
Aligning her weight to that of the governor, the Head of Service, in her speech which was presented by the Permanent Secretary, Manpower Development and Training, Chiegi Benjamin Benjamin Joseph, said unlike in the past, the incumbent state government has entrenched discipline in the state’s civil service
“We are entrenching a culture of paradigm shift in Taraba State Civil Service which is aimed at motivating the productive workforce and restoring work ethics to take the service to an enviable height.” She said,
“The Executive arm is saddled with the onerous responsibility to implement policies and programmes of government through which dividends of democracy are delivered to the electorate. “