By Daure David
Bauchi State Government has approved the immediate payment of N30,000 minimum wage for the state workers to meet up with that of the federal government.
This was conveyed in a circular through the office of the Permanent Secretary, Establishment and Service Matters Bureau, Office of the Head of Service, which was made available to the general public.
Mr Umar, who is the Perm Secretary confirmed that the implementation of the consequential adjustment on minimum wage is for officers on Grade Level 07 and above in both the state and local government levels with effect from December.
He stated that the problems in the state civil service and the local government service commissions are enormous. “Many people could not understand the complexity of the problems we have at hand, but I assure you we are working hard to address them with time”.
Mr Umar also noted that the present administration is working towards domesticating the Harmonised Retirement Age for teachers in basic and post-basic schools in the State.
“From the inception of the present administration in May 2019 till date, several measures had been introduced to generate and maintain an authenticated clean nominal and payroll for the state and local government services.
“The purpose is to block all leakages in salary administration and free resources to pave way for the employment of more youths and perform other development projects in the state,” he said.
Mr Umar said Governor Bala is passionate about the welfare of civil servants and will continue to give priority attention to its workforce.
However, following the implementation of the new minimum wage, Mr Umar challenged the workers to ensure punctuality and productivity in service, for the betterment of all.