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Kwara Governor Reduces Workdays For Civil Servants | READ DETAILS


Kwara Governor Reduces Workdays For Civil Servants | READ DETAILS

Owing to the recent removal of fuel subsidy and hike in the price of petrol in the country, the Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has announced reduction of workdays for civil servants in the state.

According to a press statement issued by Rafiu Ajakaye, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, civil servants will now work for three days in a week as approved by the governor after his meeting with Labour leaders in the state.

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“Civil servants will now work for three days in Kwara State, as against the current five days. Civil service authorities are expected to release further guidance on the measure, including how it affects health workers and teachers.

“Removal of subsidy is a painful decision that the government had to take in the larger interest of the country. It is the cheapest and most sustainable option available to curb criminal bleeding of the resources at the expense of the larger public,” according to an excerpt of the Governor’s address to the Labour leaders.

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“Subsidy regime means Nigeria is running a deficit budget that continues to hurt economic growth and make people poorer. The country was having to borrow to feed a tiny few, while important things like infrastructural development, industrial growth, and job creation received lesser resources.

“Now that subsidy has been removed as there is no provision for it in the budget anymore, the government is open to veritable ideas from the labour unions on how to redirect the savings for maximum public benefit, including pay rise.

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“Mr President and all of us (governors) acknowledge the short-term pains that come with the development, but we are committed to making sure that the interest of the workers and the Nigerian people are protected” the statement read.

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