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Yobe govt announces 10% deduction in salaries for education sector



The Yobe Government has announced an impending 10 percent deduction in the November basic salaries of its civil servants as their contributions to the current efforts to revive the education sector in the state.

This was contained in a statement issued by Alhaji Muhammad Lamin, the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture made available at a press briefing on Monday in Damaturu.

Lamin said that the decision was taken in order to ginger collective action to revive the sector which was ravaged by a decade-long insurgency.

He noted that the decade-long insurgency had impacted negatively on the entire lives of the citizenry, as well as the educational system and structures in the state.

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“Apart from reaching out to people outside government, we feel that civil servants in the state should also give their modest contribution to the programme, by contributing 10 per cent of their November basic salary.

“By this briefing, therefore, civil servants are informed that the deduction will be for only the month of November 2021.

“In this regard, the government is appealing to civil servants in the state to heartily support the government in her bid to rescue our state from the catastrophe of educational decay.”, he said.

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