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Bauchi realises N880m from workers salary deductions –HOS

| February 10, 2013 More

The Bauchi State Government said on Friday it realised N880 million in four months from 10 per cent deductions from its workers’ salaries. The Isa Yuguda government in the state, had in 2012, resolved to deduct 10 per cent of the workers’ salaries beginning from September to December 2012.

According to the government, the deduction is due to its all-time dwindling resources from the federation account.

The Head of Service, Mr Abdon Gin, announced this at a news conference in Bauchi. According to Gin, “A general circular was issued in the middle of January by my office on the discontinuance of the infamous 10 per cent deduction service from workers’ salaries for the period of September to December 2012.

Government kept faith with this gesture of workers and stopped it and hailed the resilience of workers not because the circumstances leading to the deductions were no more. “The financial situation of government was still not any better as at Dec. 31, 2012 when the deduction was halted,” Gin added.

He said: “We were happy that the paltry contribution of the workers in this regard added to its meagre resources to sustain salary payments.’’ Gin therefore called on the workers in the state to exercise restraint and avoid rancour, stating that “it is neither my intention nor that of the government to inflict pains on workers,’’ he added.

He said the deduction was to allow the government to proceed with the funding of its major projects.

Gin continued, “Furthermore, during the period, no worker was retrenched and government’s all-time dwindling resources from federation account necessitated the withdrawal of allowances given through His Excellency,” he said.

Category: Bauchi State News

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