Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has said workers in the state that were paid their salaries on time were responsible for his re-election.
He revealed this at a send-off party organised by the state council of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), to honor its immediate past chairman, Mr Jibrin Banchir.
He then praised the workers for their incredible support for his second term victory, vowing to continue with the prompt payment of salaries and more programmes to favor workers in the state.
His words, “When we cleared salary arrears and sustained payment of salaries, some people were saying that payment of salaries is not an achievement and I kept on asking what about nonpayment of salaries and nobody answered me.
I was sleeping one day and some people called to ask me to wake and hear what the NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, was saying about me on the television.
When I woke up, he has finished but somebody recorded it and played it for me, Wabba was raining praises on me for constant payment of salaries and pensions.
And I said, what else do I need? This is 50 per cent of campaign coming from the labour leader.
During my party’s screening, other governors were sweating but when I got in, the comrade chairman told me that Mr President made it a condition that any governor who will scale through the primaries must be one that is paying salaries.
And my case was easy, I took a bow and left.”
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