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Agency for Orphans, Vulnerable Children to Be Set Up in Bauchi

| July 14, 2012 More

Bauchi โ€” Bauchi State House of Assembly has made laws for the establishment of an agency for orphans and vulnerable children to be jointly funded by government workers, political appointees and the state government.

Chairman House Committee on Information Dayyabu Chiroma told newsmen in Bauchi yesterday that “the agency will help to cater for orphans and vulnerable children with contribution of one percent from the salaries of workers in Bauchi State Civil Service and two percent from the salaries of all elected people in Bauchi state with largest funding from the Bauchi State government”.

Chiroma said the agency would source for money and look after the welfare and wellbeing of the orphans and vulnerable children. He solicited for the cooperation of the entire citizens of the state to give orphans and vulnerable children in the society a good sense of belonging.

Reacting to the decision of the house to deduct one percent from the workers’ salaries to fund the agency, the Nigeria Labour Congress, Bauchi State Chapter, rejected the proposed deduction of workers’ salaries for that purpose.

The state Secretary Joint Negotiations Council of the NLC, Aliyu Ahmed, said the labour opposed the deduction of one percent from the workers’ salaries for whatever reason, saying the N18,000 minimum wage is a salary signed into law by the government and “before you deduct a single kobo from the workers’ salaries there must be a law and procedure”.

Category: Bauchi State News

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