• Wed. Apr 17th, 2024

KWSG Approves Multisectoral Palliatives To Cushion Fuel Subsidy Removal

Kwara State governor ,AbdulRahman AbdulRazq spokesman Rafiu Ajakaye while addressing Journalists on the new palliatives introduced for worker at the government House ,Ahmadu Bello way Ilorin.-by-ALI MUHAMMAD RABIU

Kwara state government has approved a multibillion naira palliatives to neutralise the effects of recent removal of fuel subsidy, across different sectors in the state.

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazq spokesman Rafiu Ajakaye , made the disclosure while addressing Newsmen at the government house in Ilorin.

He said top of the palliatives is a cash support of N10,000 naira for every public sector worker in the state, which will begin this month (July) and last until a new minimum wage is introduced .

He said the governor has also directed the leadership of the civil service to continue a modified work schedule not exceeding three days a week to reduce transportation expenses for workers.

Ajakaye noted that the modified work plan will not cover essential workers in the state civil service.

He explained that the state government has similarly approved the payment of new hazard and skipping allowances from month of July , and 100% CONMESS for consultants and medical doctors under the government’s payroll.

The governors spokesman said the state government also approved a new regime of allowances for nurses working for the state government.

He explained that the whole essence is to check attrition rate in the health sector, and attract as well as retain medics and specialists to provide improved and qualitative healthcare services for the people of the state.

Ajakaye maintained that modalities for occasional distribution of food to poor and most vulnerable households are to be activated in the next few days.

He assured that the state government has concluded arrangements to set up a committee to interface with marketers on the need to curb extortionist tendencies as seen in arbitrary fixing of prices of food stuffs.