Gombe, Nigeria – In response to the removal of fuel subsidies, the Gombe State Government has declared a N10,000 pay increase for all its employees. Malam Manassah Jatau, the Deputy Governor of Gombe, made this announcement during a press conference in the state.
Deputy Governor Jatau explained that the salary increment was a part of the government’s concerted efforts to alleviate the economic impact of the subsidy reduction on its workforce. He highlighted Governor Inuwa Yahaya’s consistent concern for the welfare of civil servants and residents of the state, especially since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To date, the government has been distributing palliatives to 30,000 beneficiaries throughout the state in response to the fuel subsidy removal. The N10,000 increment applies to both state and local government employees in Gombe State and will take effect from August.
Regarding the duration of the increment, Jatau clarified that there is currently no specified time limit for the N10,000 increment, emphasizing the government’s commitment to supporting its workforce during these challenging times.
The Deputy Governor lauded the invaluable contributions of state employees, describing them as the driving force behind the government’s policy implementation and the state’s progress. He assured them of an enabling environment for their continued contributions to the development of both the state and the nation.
Jatau urged government workers to reciprocate by adhering to the law and actively supporting the government’s policies and projects. Additionally, he called on residents who have yet to benefit from the palliatives to exercise patience, assuring them that the government is considering additional interventions in the future within the constraints of available resources.