The governors have been advised to pay workers all outstanding salaries before the Yuletide.

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha and Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai broke the news to reporters at the end of the governors’ meeting with the President at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Muhammadu Buhari also approved payment of 50% Paris Club refund.

Okorocha said: “It was a brief meeting between the governors and the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The President has expressed the need to ensure that every Nigerian, especially the workers has a beautiful Christmas and the issue of outstanding Paris Club was discussed and that was taken care of, to ensure that workers in various states and everywhere in the country get to celebrate the Christmas.