Yobe Will No Longer Deduct Workers’ Salaries Says Head Of Service

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The Head of Civil Service of Yobe State Mohammed Nura has announced that the state will not deduct workers for the planned Education Recovery Funds.

Yobe State Government had announced on Monday that all Civil Servants will be contributing 10% of their salaries effective November and the monies will be deducted from source.

But the Head of Service Alhaji Mohammed B Nura told our correspondent that any donation from civil servants has to be voluntary and not by any form of deductions from salaries.

To collaborate the position of the State government, The Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Muhktar Tarbutu at an emergency press briefing on Wednesday said the state government has shifted grounds on the deduction of salaries of workers.

The NLC Chairman said the government has however asked any civil servant that is willing to contribute to the Trust Fund to voluntarily do so without the earlier decision.

According to the NLC Chairman, the decision was based on the directives from Gov. Mai Mala Buni that no salaries of workers should be deducted in respect of the education appeal fund.

The NLC boss also maintained the inclusion of Labour in the implantation of the funds when realized.

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