Jubilation as Nigerian governor gifts workers N10,000 to celebrate Eid-El-Fitr

2024-04-10 22:58:45

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Bauchi state - Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has approved a wage award payment of the sum of N10,000 to every civil servant in the state to enable them to celebrate the Eid-El-Fitr.

As reported by Daily Trust on Wednesday, April 10, the approval is contained in a statement signed by Mohammed Sani Umar esq, permanent secretary, establishments on behalf of the Head of Civil Service of the state.

The Punch reported that the wage award is the "benevolence" of the governor to enable the workers to celebrate Sallah in high spirits, especially in the wake of current economic hardship.

"In his continuing efforts aimed at improving the welfare of the Civil Servants, His Excellency, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State, has directed the immediate payment of N10,000 to all categories of Civil Servants in both the State and Local Government Areas, as Wage Award," the Permanent Secretary explained.

"The gesture will provide additional resources to Civil Servants to celebrate the Eid-el-Fitr in high spirits, in the wake of the unpalatable economic situation generally.

"The Head of Civil Service wishes to thank His Excellency, the Governor for his numerous supports and urged the workers to reciprocate the gesture by re-dedicating themselves to their duties with a view to improving and consolidating on the gains made so far."

Legit.ng reported earlier that Governor Bala Mohammed approved a 50% subsidy, representing N950,000 of the hajj fare increase, for each intending pilgrim in the state.

On Friday, March 29, Governor Bala in a statement, said considering the economic hardship being experienced in the country, he has approved the payment of half of the hajj fee recently increased.

Following the announcement, the state's 2,290 intending pilgrims will get a subsidy of N959,000 amounting to 50 per cent of the increment by the Muslim body.

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