26th August, 2011
Kaduna Governor Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa has ordered all ministries and local government council caretaker chairmen in the state to pay all government workers August salaries latest between Friday 26 August and Monday 29 August.
Yakowa gave the order yesterday in a statement signed by the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Reuben Buhari and made available to P.M.NEWS.
The statement said the directive became imperative to ensure that all workers in the employment of the state and local governments enjoy a financially-hitch free Id-Il-Fitr Sallah celebration.
While commending the Muslims in the state for embarking on a hitch-free Ramadan fasting without any breach or breakdown of law and order, he urged the entire Muslim community not only in the state, but also across the country to eschew bitterness and embrace peace, which is what Islam as a religion preaches.
He also expressed joy that during the period of fasting the state was highly peaceful and secure.
He urged both Christian and Muslim adherents to understand that it is only when there is peace that a sustainable development can be achieved.
â€œPeace has come to stay in Kaduna and we would do everything possible to ensure lives and property are secured,â€ Yakowa emphasised.