The commensuration of workers’ day seems to have giving a promising future to the people of Zamfara as the State Government assured the implementation of the N18, 000 minimum wage with a view to enhance the living of all the civil servants in the state.
The development was announced by Governor Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar yesterday at the workers day celebration held at Zamfara College of Art and Sciences Gusau, the state capital.
Yari, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Professor Abdullahi Muhammad Shinkafi, described workers as bedrock in any national development drive.
The governor further informed that, all the necessary steps will soon be put in place to ensure that local government workers, primary school teachers start enjoying the minimum wage salary scale as soon as the state’s economy improves.
He charged the entire civil servants of the state to embark upon agricultural businesses in order to improve their socio-economic potentials and to even enhance food security for the economic benefit in the state and the nation at large.
He said his administration has so far reintroduced the Zamfara State Comprehensive Agricultural Revolution Programme (ZACAREP), while urging the state and local government workers not to hesitate registration for the benefit of the programme as they would be provided with adequate implements for farming.
“The state government is making all efforts to implore possible ways to boost the morale of our civil servants, and we have to engage them into agribusiness scheme to reduce level of dependence on the government”, Yari stressed.
Earlier, the state Chairman Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Bashir Muhammad, described the theme of this year’s Workers Day as “Working Class and Quest for Socio-economic Revival”.
The NLC chairman called on the state government to put the employed 1,400 graduates into consideration in the state payroll.
He commended the state governor for the monthly release of N100 million naira being payment of gratuity for retiring civil servants, further appealing for the increase of the allocation in order to clear the backlog.