Governor Agbu Kefas of Taraba state has revealed that he inherited an empty treasury from his predecessor, Darius Ishaku.
Kefas made the comment on Monday while declaring open a five-day workshop on professional development for secretaries in Taraba civil service in Jalingo, the state capital.
“l inherited an empty treasury from my predecessor Darius Ishaku; I 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 prioritised the payment of pension, and we have also enrolled retirees who were not receiving their pension,” the governor said.
He also announced that his administration would soon conduct a thorough biometric data capture to know the actual workforce of the state civil service.
He assured that talented young men and women would soon be employed transparently while all workers due for promotion would be promoted to their next grade level.