The Special Adviser to the Bauchi state Governor on Civil Service Matters, Mr Abdon Dalla Gin has disclosed that despite the dwindling flow of revenue from the Federation Account, the governor is implementing civil servants’ promotion in the state to better their loads.
In an interview with journalists in his office in Bauchi, Mr Gin said the governor has equally upset all owed entitlements of workers to motivate the workforce to deliver on their responsibilities and help government implement desired policies and objectives with commensurate results.
He said workers’ benefits accrued from previous promotion exercises are being implemented to the glee of civil servants in the state.
“The implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage came and Bala Mohammed promptly accepted and implementation started covering grade levels 01 to 06.
“Even during the COVID-19 problem, when other states had to stop paying salaries and implementing minimum wage, Bauchi State Government continued to pay the minimum wage of N30,000.
“Recently, the consequential adjustment was agreed on and payment had commenced. I can tell you even in the payment of salaries, this governor has done creditably. of course, our detractor will say a civil servant deserves his pay. But let me tell you frankly.
“Immediately allocation from the federation account comes, he removes salaries and put them aside, they are money meant for payment of workers. But here and there some problems cropped in as a result of maybe human factors.
“Of course, there are problems here and there because of verification and, of course, you know the reasons why there had to be a verification. He has been consistent in the payment of salaries every month.
Mr Gin said the governor Bala led-administration has done well to improve the working condition of civil servants in the state with the total renovation of all the 20 local government secretariats and the Abubakar Umar State Secretariat.
“Apart from the timely payment of his entitlements, a worker requires a conducive environment and, the office is very very important for a worker because he cannot sits on bare ground or under a tree and work. So, he needs a conducive atmosphere.
“This State Secretariat or Abubakar Umar Secretariat as it were, the first block that you see there was constructed in 1987 and commissioned the same year. All others came after that one. But let’s take 1987 and the ones that came up later there was never any renovation of some sort at the secretariat until this administration came in.
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“There is a massive renovation there and the place is now wearing a new face look the civil servants are happier about it because the working environment is becoming more secure and conducive. More and more of that will happen but I know that the governor also has the proposal to refurnish the secretariat,” he said.
The Special Adviser called on workers at all levels in the state to support the policies and programmes of Governor Bala Mohammed to take Bauch to greater heights.