The Kwara State Government has commenced the payment of February salary to state civil servants. The State Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Demola Banu, who made the announcement in Ilorin On Wednesday, said civil servants started receiving their salaries from Wednesday. The Commissioner attributed the delay in payment to late receipt of January federal allocation from the Central Bank of Nigeria. Banu said although the monthly Federal Accounts Allocation Committee meeting was held last week in Abuja, the state government only received the allocation on Tuesday and promptly commenced the payment of workers salaries. The commissioner assured civil servants that the state government will continue to prioritise workers welfare and urged them to disregard attempts by politicians to politicize issues concerning workers welfare.