Adamawa Govt May Drag Zenth Bank to Court over delay in Salary payment-Attorney General.

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Following the delay in the payment of April, 2019 salary the Adamawa state government says it may be compel to drag Zenth Back Plc to court for failure to keep to the contractual agreement it had with the government in regards to payment of worker’s salaries.

The Attorney General of the state , Barrister Bala Sanga closed this
today after rising from the 18th regular meeting of the state executive council in Yola, he said the continue delay in paying April,2019 salary was not a deliberate plan by the outgoing
government.

He noted that the Umaru Jibirla Bindow led administration is doing everything possible to pay the salary before hanging over to the next administration next week “as a government we want to pay workers their salaries but for reasons best known to our bankers Zenth Bank,who has refused to give us overdraft which was one the contractual
agreement we entered into with the bank concerning salary payment before making them our bankers.

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“I do not understand why the bank has refused to keep to this part of the agreement on the last hour of our administration, the governor is
very pained with this development, Adamawa is a civil service state,the masses are surfing because the bank has failed to keep to its part of the agreement after making so much profit from this administration

The AG added that the government is still very determine to pay April
salary before leaving office, according to him “we are still talking with them and if they fail to see reasons with us, we may take the last option of going to court.”

While appealing to the workers to be calm, Barr. Sanga said “it has
always be that practice to collect overdraft from Zenth Bank to pay
salaries because the allocations from Federal government is not enough
and the internally generated revenue is not enough to pay worker’s
salaries after all deductions are made”
“We have never owed salaries before and that is why the government is
so worried particularly at this time of fasting (RAMDAN), our state is
one of the few states that is up to date in salaries payment in fact
Adamawa state is second to the last of states that are indebted by way
of loans, you can check this from Debt Management Office (DMO)”

It could be recalled that the Transition Committee set up by the
incoming governor had threatened banks in the state that the incoming
government will not pay any loan or overdraft given to the outgoing
government.

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Meanwhile, as the Bindow led government rounds up with the last
regular state executive meetings, the 18th in the series, the outgoing
Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Umar Bindir says the government
has done well to reposition the state in the last four years.
We have been able to restore peace in the state through regular
meetings of the executive, meeting with security chiefs and the
traditional institutions and the state of development now is second to
none since the creation of Adamawa state.
He commended the team which he tagged “BINDOW FOR SOCIAL CHANGE” (BSC)
for the maximum support the Bindow administration got from them and
the state civil servants for making the past four years memorable.



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