Kaduna State Executive Council on Monday approved payment of the new national wage and consequential adjustments to civil servants as from September first.
A Tweet on Governor El-Rufia handle reports that the Executive Council, chaired by the deputy Governor, Doctor Hadiza Balarabe, noted the commitment of Governor Nasril El-Rufai to strengthening the public service and its capacity to deliver quality and responsive public service.
The Executive council which stated its commitment to improving the standard of living of the workers, revealed that pursuant to this objective, the government launched a pay review process early in 2018 while a cabinet committee was charged with exploring how the government can sustainably improve public sector salaries.
“Paying the new national minimum wage and consequential adjustments will increase the wage bill by 33% while gross monthly salary outlay will rise to N3.759 billion from the current N2.827 billion.
The tweet added “This almost !bn monthly increase in the wage bill means that salary and penson commitments will take the lion share of state government expenditure