Reason Given as APC Governor Approves Deduction of Civil Servants’ Salaries

Reason Given as APC Governor Approves Deduction of Civil Servants’ Salaries

  • Civil servants in Kebbi will begin to enjoy better healthcare service but at a cost that has been approved by the state government
  • Three per cent of the workers' salaries will be deducted and remitted to the Kebbi State Contributory Healthcare Management Agency
  • This decision came after a request made by the leadership of organised labour in the northern state

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Kebbi state - Henceforth, three per cent of the basic salaries of Kebbi civil servants will be deducted and remitted to the Kebbi State Contributory Healthcare Management Agency (KECHEMA) as approved by Governor Atiku Bagudu.

Governor Bagudu's approval is contained in a statement issued by his adviser on media, Malam Yahaya Sarki, on Tuesday, November 28.

Governor Atiku Bagudu
The request for the deductions was made by organised labour in Kebbi (Photo: Atiku Bagudu)
Source: UGC

PM News reports that the approval came after a request from organised labour in the state.

A part of the said statement from the government on this resolve read:

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“The enrolment of civil servants in the scheme as a formal sector will enable the agency to provide access to healthcare for civil servants at an affordable rate."

The Bagudu-led administration added that the deductions will take effect from November to enable the KECHEMA to begin providing services to civil servants in the state.

Kebbi governor finally opens up on his plan for teachers' retirement age

The governor of Kebbi state, Atiku Bagudu, on Monday, October 24, announced that his administration had set up a committee that would work out modalities for an appropriate retirement age for teachers in the state.

Bagudu, while declaring the National Executive Committee of the Nigerian labour Congress open, said the retirement age for teachers in the state would be set at 65.

The governor noted that his administration would also consider paying leave grants to workers on or before October 31.

He also confirmed that there has been a mutual relationship between his government and the labour unions and congresses in the state.

List of Nigerian states where workers experience early payment of salaries, zero arrears

BudgIT, a Nigerian civic organisation, has released a sub-national salary survey which revealed states in the country not owing workers and those who are yet to pay civil servants from at least one month and above

In its report, BudgIT had it that states like Edo, Ebonyi, Ondo & Taraba had not paid some workers for up to six months and above.

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