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Zulum increases wages of casual workers

Borno state Governor Babagana Zulum announcing 200% wage increase to casual workers at Government House Maiduguri.

Borno state government has raised the monthly salary of casual workers from N10,000  to N30,000.

Announcing the two hundred percent salary increase in Maiduguri, Governor Babagana Zulum said their total wage bill will now stand at one hundred and two million instead of thirty-five million naira.

According to him, the increase in salaries was based on their hard work and the risks associated with keeping the environment clean.

“As the Ramadan fast commences; each of you is to get a bag of rice and 10kg of sugar,” he said.

Governor Zulum however charged them to pray for the restoration of peace in the state and the country.

He prayed that the Boko Haram insurgency does not reoccur in the northeast and parts of northern Nigeria.

He added that each worker is being provided with two kilogrammes of meat and five litres of cooking oil.

Other food and non-food items distributed for Ramadan to each worker comprised five yards each of cloth and wrappers.

The 285 casual workers are drawn from the Government House Maiduguri, Borno State Environment Protection Agency (BOSEPA), and Confer Cleaning and Hygiene services.

Reporting by Dauda Iliya, editing by Daniel Adejo.