Fuel Subsidy Removal :Gov Abdulrazaq Approves N10,000 Palliative For Workers In Kwara - EDU-BIZNEWS


Monday, July 24, 2023

Fuel Subsidy Removal :Gov Abdulrazaq Approves N10,000 Palliative For Workers In Kwara

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq  has approved among other palliative packages, a sum of N10,000 for every public civil servant on the payroll of Kwara State Government to cushion the economic effects of recent removal of fuel subsidy on them 

Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye who made this known to newsmen on Monday,  assured  that the cash support would begin this month (July) and last until a new minimum wage is introduced to enable workers cope with the economic hardship created by the subsidy removal by the Federal Government of Nigeria 

According to him, the governor has directed the leadership of the civil service to continue a staggered work schedule — not exceeding three days a week — to reduce transportation expenses for workers, “in deference to the new advisory of the National Economic Council for states to design their own independent responses to the development.

“Kwara had earlier introduced a three-day work schedule for its civil servants, but suspended it in deference to an earlier advisory of the NEC for states to await a more holistic response to the development", he stated 

“The staggered work plan will not cover ‘essential workers’, the governor’s spokesman clarified.

“The governor has similarly approved the payment, from this month, July, of new hazard and skipping allowances, and 100% CONMESS for consultants and medical doctors under the government’s payroll. 

"He also approved a new regime of allowances for nurses working for the state government. The whole essence is to check attrition rate in the health sector, and attract and retain medics and specialists to provide improved, qualitative healthcare services for the people of the state", Ajakaye stated 

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