Civil servants who have been pardoned by the Governor Yahaya Bello administration over sundry offences discovered in the last screening, have been assured of the payment of their salaries when the finances of the State improve.
The Director-General of Kogi State Bureau of Information Services and Grassroots Sensitization, Mr. Abdulkarim Abdulmalik, said this during an advocacy visit to the Central Senatorial District of the State at Okene.
He said that rather than peddling blatant lies against the government, the pardoned staff ought to appreciate it for its magnanimity.
“The offences committed by those civil servants ought to elicit outright dismissal from the service going by the Civil Service rules but the governor graciously pardoned them”, he said.
The DG noted that there were other key sectors of governance other than salary payment that demanded government’s attention which were critical to the corporate welfare of the people of the State.
Mr. Abdulmalik, who used the event to dilate on the five thematic areas of the administration’s New Direction agenda, said that Governor Bello believed in equity, fairness and justice to all segments of the state adding that the governor had repeatedly said that he did not come to power to wreak vengeance on anyone.
He called on the people of the Central Senatorial District to ensure peace in the light of the impending elections and to report strange faces to relevant authorities to avert any possible breach of security.
Also speaking at the occasion, the administrator of the Okene LGA, Mr Yusuf Mohammed Abdulrazak, eulogized the DG of the Bureau of Information, Mr. Abdulmalik, for his unrelenting efforts at publicising the activities of the government of Governor Yahaya Bello.
“If you want to showcase yourself, bring out the best of yourself”, Mr. Abdulrazaq said, adding that he was very proud to associate himself with the DG.
Highlights of the event featured interactions by the different interest groups present.