Taraba State Governor, Agbu Kefas, on Monday, revealed that he inherited an empty treasury from his predecessor, Darius Ishaku.
Kefas made this disclosure while declaring open a five-day workshop on professional development for secretaries in Ministries, Departments and Agencies in Jalingo, the state capital.
The Governor, who was represented by the state Head of Civil Service, Mrs. Suzie Nathan, however said despite the challenge, his government had been paying workers their monthly salaries regularly.
He said, “l inherited an empty treasury from my predecessor, Darius Ishaku. l met nothing in the treasury for my administration to start governance of the state.
“Despite the challenging financial situation I met on ground, I made sure that employees are paid their salaries as when due. We also prioritize payment of pension, and we have also enrolled retiree who were not receiving their pension.”
Kefas also announced that the state government would soon carry out a thorough biometric data capture to know the actual size of the work force of the state civil service.
He disclosed that talented young men and women would soon be employed in a transparent manner, adding that all workers due for promotion would also be promoted to their next grade levels.