His Excellency, Zamfara State Executive Governor Hon Dr. Bello Mohammed MON (Matawallen Maradun) has approved the sum of N470 Million loan subsidy on food to the state civil servants.
The Governor made this known today when he hosted Labour leaders to break the Ramadan fast at his residence in Gusau the state capital.
Matawalle said his administration resolved to reduce the hardship being experienced in the state as a result of the Covid-19 and has directed for the supply of rice that will be sold to the State civil servants at a 50 percent discount.
He also assured that there will be no cut in salaries as proposed by other Governors and called on the state civil servants to appreciate Government efforts in improving the welfare of the state citizens.
He promised for the continued payment of salaries and wages as at when due including those on promotions and leave grants.
Earlier in his address the State NLC Chairman, Comrade, Bashir Mohammed Mafara thanked the State Governor for granting the subsidy approval to the State civil servants saying, this is the first time civil servants were witnessing such gesture.
He promised that the union will continue support and cooperate with all the government policies and programmes .
The iftar was attended by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Bala Bello Maru, Chief of Staff Government House, Col Bala Mande rtd, Senator Hassan Mohammed Nasiha, Honourable Commissioner Special Duties, Muhammad Maiturare Sadiq and the Special Adviser, labour Matters, Comrade Bello Galadima Maguru among others.
YUSUF IDRIS GUSAU
Director General Media, Public Enlightenment and Communication.
Government House, Gusau