Gombe State Government has announced an increment in workers’ salary across board by N10,000 to cushion the economic impact of the subsidy removal on workers.
The Deputy Governor of Gombe, Malam Manassah Jatau, on Friday said since the fuel subsidy removal, the State Government had taken measures towards cushioning its effects on citizens of the state, by distributing palliatives to 30,000 beneficiaries across the State.
He stated that the State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya is concerned about the welfare of civil servants and residents of the State through various interventions since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jatau noted that the N10,000 which will take effect from August is for both the State and the Local Government workers.
“We have also noted with sympathy the difficulties they are passing through as a result of the economic meltdown.
“Therefore decided to bring interventions by way of payment of N10,000 each on monthly basis effective from the month of August, 2023. This shall include all workers in the state and Local Government payrolls”, the Deputy Governor explained.
He further noted that the “N10,000 does not have a time limit yet and will go on for as long as possible.
He commended the contributions of the workers in the State, describing it as the engine room of the administration and implementation of Government policies.
He asserted that the State Government is ready to ensure an atmosphere that is conducive for them to contribute their own part to the development of the State and the nation.
Jatau urged the workers to reciprocate this gesture by being law abiding and support policies and programmes of the Government while urging other residents who were yet to benefit from the palliatives to be patient.