Govt Slashes Civil Servants’ Salaries To Repair Schools Boko Haram Destroyed
Yobe State government has confirmed it will slash by 10% salaries of civil servants to repair schools wrecked by Boko Haram terrorists in the state.
Naija News reports that Governor Mai Mala Buni-led government disclosed this in a statement by the state Commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Muhammad Lamin.
Lamin who spoke at a press briefing on Monday in Damaturu, the state capital, said insurgency had impacted negatively on the educational sector in the state.
He explained that the decision to take a cut from salaries of the government workers was to ginger collective action to revive the sector ravaged by a decade-long insurgency.
It could be recalled that Governor Buni had on November 9, 2021, inaugurated a 21-member State Education Appeal Fund Raising Committee to mobilise funds to revitalise the education sector.
“Apart from reaching out to people outside government, we feel that civil servants in the state should also give their modest contribution to the programme by contributing 10 per cent of their November basic salary. By this briefing, therefore, civil servants are informed that the deduction will be for only the month of November 2021,” Mr Buni had pointed out.
“In this regard, the government is appealing to civil servants in the state to heartily support the government in her bid to rescue our state from the catastrophe of educational decay,” the statement added.