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  • Updated: May 01, 2024

Zamfara Governor pledges sustainable minimum wage implementation

Zamfara Governor pledges sustainable minimum wage implementa

Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara has expressed his administration's commitment to finding feasible solutions to implementing a sustainable minimum wage for the state's workers.

He revealed this while addressing civil servants on Wednesday during May Day celebrations held at JB secretariat hall in Gusau, Zamfara State capital.

"My administration is exploring every possible avenue to achieve this goal,” he said.

Governor Lawal emphasized the need to address corruption and financial mismanagement within the civil service before implementing salary increments.

He said, “Upon assuming office, I discovered rampant corruption and financial misconduct within the state coffers, orchestrated by unpatriotic civil servants colluding with politicians, resulting in the mismanagement of public funds.

"I found that a single civil servant was using multiple aliases to unlawfully collect the salaries of ten people. Additionally, others were on the government's payroll, including family members who had no understanding of civil service.

"I have been contemplating how my administration can best implement the minimum wage without experiencing months of payment delays. However, such progress cannot be achieved without addressing two critical issues: preventing leaks in government coffers and completely stopping the alarming rate of corruption,” he added.

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