Kano State Government has promised to comply with any accepted agreement reached between the Federal Government and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on the issue of workers’ salary increment within the confinement of its coffers.
This is contained in a statement from spokesman of the Head of Service, Malam Mustapha Ibrahim Fagge, a copy which was made available to The Triumph in Kano.
The state Head of Civil Service Muhammad Awwal Na`iya made this known on Wednesday during the opening of the Nigeria Union of Teachers 12th – 16th Quadrennial Conference of Delegates organized by NUT Kano State Wing held at College of Education, Kura (Munazzama) in Kura Local government Area of the state.
“In line with the stance of the present administration under His Excellency, the Governor of the state, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, priority is being accorded to the aspirations of the entire workers in the state, through the implementation of various policies and programs of which many unprecedented achievements have been recorded,” he said.
He said such achievements included prompt payment of workers’ salaries and allowances to the tune of over N9.6 billion monthly; payment of car and refurbishing loans which stood at over N1 billion so far; implementation of annual increment; introduction of contributory health care scheme to foster easy access to effective health care services; formalizing the appointment of 5,518 casual/temporary workers under KSSSSMB and implementation of stagnated promotion of primary school teachers 2013-2016 among others.
The Head of Service said: “government has fulfilled its obligations, what remains now is for the teachers to reciprocate the good gesture of the present administration thereby re-dedicating themselves to duties, as well as shunning laxity, tardiness and insolence in discharging their official work. In addition to supporting Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and President Muhammad Buhari come 2019 general elections.
In his remarks, the State Chairman of NUT, Comrade Hambali Muhammad Abubakar thanked the state government for its support and cooperation to the educational sector as well as the union.