Gombe State Government Announces N10,000 Pay Increase

Gombe, Nigeria – In response to the removal of fuel subsidies and its economic impact on workers, the Gombe State Government has unveiled a N10,000 pay increase for all its employees. The announcement was made by Malam Manassah Jatau, the Deputy Governor of Gombe, during a press briefing in the state.

The increment in wages is part of the government’s commitment to alleviating the financial burden resulting from the subsidy reduction on its workforce. Deputy Governor Jatau highlighted Governor Inuwa Yahaya’s ongoing concern for the welfare of civil servants and residents in the state, especially since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following the removal of the fuel subsidy, the government has already distributed palliatives to 30,000 beneficiaries throughout the state. The N10,000 pay increase applies to both state and local government employees and will take effect from August.

When questioned about the duration of the increment, Jatau explained that, for the time being, there is no set time limit for the N10,000 monthly payment.

The deputy governor expressed his appreciation for the valuable contributions of state employees, recognizing them as the driving force behind policy implementation and the administration’s success. He affirmed the government’s commitment to creating a conducive environment for workers to contribute to the state’s development and the nation as a whole.

Jatau urged government employees to reciprocate by adhering to the law and supporting government policies and initiatives. He also called on residents who have not yet benefited from the palliatives to remain patient, assuring them of additional interventions in the near future within the constraints of available resources.

He stated, “I call on all residents of the state, especially those who are yet to benefit from the palliatives, to be patient, as we shall continue to consider bringing more interventions in the near future within available resources.”

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