Katsina gov’t to spend N401m monthly on minimum wage
Katsina State Government says it has set aside no less than additional N401m for the payment of the new minimum wage to its civil servants from January, 2020.
This was disclosed to newsmen by the state’s Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Alhaji Faruq Lawal-Jobe, on Wednesday in Katsina while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting.
The Honorable Commissioner said that the payment of the minimum wage would begin as from January 2020.
Lawal Jobe added that the payment would cover workers in the state service, local government councils and State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).
The commissioner pointed out that government had fulfilled its side of the bargain by implementing the new wage and called on the labour to reciprocate through increased productivity.
He further urged the labour and workers to assist government in boosting its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) to enable it shoulder the responsibility of paying salaries and executing development projects.