Katsina: Gov’t Can No Longer Sponsor Expenses Of Staff Who Wish To Further Education – Gov. Masari
Katsina State governor H.E. Aminu Bello Masari has pointed out that has not abolish the staff training and retraining services. The Governor made this known in his addresses during the May-Day world workers day in Karakanda stadium, Katsina State.
He explained that government will continue to pay salaries of staff who are on study leave but noted that henceforth the government will not bear the academic expenses of members of staff who wish to further their education. The Governor also explained that the state government had adopted some drastic measures in order to curb the dwindling revenue of the state.
He therefore decried the large population of ghost workers on local government payrolls and warned that anybody caught in the act will be sacked and prosecuted severely to serve as deterrent to others.
The governor then tasked the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) to encourage their members to be diligent and honest in serving the state. He then assured the labour unions of his administration’s commitment towards the welfare of the state’s workers.
In his address, the Katsina state NLC chairman -Comr. Tanimu Lawal Saulawa stated that since Nigeria’s return to democracy in 1999, corruption has weakened the nation’s economy noting that Nigeria was rated in top ten of the most corrupt counties in the world. He said the NLC is solidly behind the President Buhari’s war on corruption. He however called on the state governor to improve the state’s workers access to loans, Housing and training.