The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Yobe Council has commended Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state for the payment of July Salary ahead of Sallah day.

The statement issued by the state council Chairman of the union Comrade Rajab Mohammed, expressed satisfaction with the concerns of the state government towards the welfare of its workers.

“the early payment of July Salary will go a long way in easing the sufferings of the state workers, we commend the step. What impresses us is the ability of the state government to pay salaries prior to the federation account, this is commendable courageous and sign of transparency and accountability. We are aware of so many states who even with the federal allocation hardly pay salaries”.

“We will continue to commend the state government where it does well and criticize when it goes wrong. The workers are happy to have their salaries before the Sallah”.

It could be recall that during the Ministerial Press Briefing, the Hon. Commissioner of Finance Alh. Musa Mustapha, who was represented by Mohammed Gana Ibrahim Director Internal Audit Ministry of Finance, assured Journalists that the state government can pay 3 months salary without receiving Federal allocation.

He used the forum to appeal to the people of the state to shun all acts capable of distorting the hard earned peaceful coexistence in the state “I am calling on the citizens to peacefully celebrate the Sallah, report any suspicious movements of strange persons to the nearest security outfit”.

The NUJ thanked Journalists in the state for their commitment, professionalism and hardwork in educating, enlightening and informing people on the happenings around the state.

Dalah Lawan

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