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El-Rufai Pays Workers’ Salaries Ahead Of Eid-El-Fitr Celebrations



The Coalition of Christians with Conscience (CCC) have expressed their dissatisfaction over the new Kaduna State Religious Preaching Regulation Law banning night vigil, Christmas Eve, Easter and New year eve celebration for Christians Kaduna.

Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has directed the state Ministry of Finance to pay May 2020 salaries for public servants on Tuesday, ahead of the Eid Fitr celebrations.

The Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe said this during a live media chat she hosted with Governor Nasir El-Rufai at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House on Tuesday.

A statement issued by Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, said that ‘’The gesture is to enable workers to better utilise the Wednesday and Thursday window provided this week for residents to stock up on food and other essentials.’’

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Adekeye recalled that,‘’Kaduna State is the first government to comply with the new national wage which it began paying along with consequential adjustments with effect from 1st September 2019.

‘’The state government had initiated and concluded its own wage review before the Federal Government launched new minimum wage negotiations with the labour unions in 2018.

“The review was implemented as a key component of its public service reform and revitalisation programme launched in 2016 to transform the public service into a more efficient and responsive, IT-compliant and younger institution.’’

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