From Ahmed Idris Birnin Kebbi
The Kebbi State Government has approved the immediate payment of July 2018 salaries to civil servants in the state, labour has said.
In a chat with the State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Umar Halidu Alasan, said that the approval was done due to the request made by the union and the commitments of the workers during the sallah festivites, in order to reduce their suffering.
He commended the efforts of the Kebbi State Governor for supporting the civil servants in the state.
He assured him of their maximum support and cooperation towards piloting the affairs of the state.
Similarly, the Head of the Civil Service in the state, Alhjai Abubakar Idris in a statement he personally signed and issued on Monday said both civil servants and pensioners in the state and local government would start receiving their July salaries from Monday 16th July 2018.
“Further to the State Government ‘s solemn pledge to start the payment of salaries and pensions to State and Local Government staff following the early payments of May and June salaries which were paid on 13th and 21st respectively in order to enable workers meet the demand of fasting and Ride Fitri festival.
“The State Government has ones again graciously approved the payment of July 2018 salaries and pensions for both State and Local Government’s employees with effect from today ,Monday 16th July, 2018.
“This gesture is no doubt a clear demonstration of the State Government ‘s commitment to create conducive atmosphere for workers to put -in their best in the service for the good people of Kebbi State.
“For this reason, I wish to earnestly call on all employee of State and Local Governments to reciprocate government’s kind gesture by imbedding and demonstrating the spirit of hard work, dedication and unalloyed loyalty at all times.”