Daily Trust (Abuja)

13 January 2013

Nigeria: Minimum Wage - Borno to Verify Civil Servants

Maiduguri — Borno State government will carry out verification of staff in all the 27 Local Government Areas of the state as well as those in Local Education Authorities (LEA).

Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Baba kaka Bashir Garbai said the verification is in line with the readiness of the state government to implement the national minimum wage across board.

In a statement made available to newsmen at the weekend, the commissioner said the implementation of the new salary will commence after the verification excercise in order to ascertain the actual staff on the payroll of the Local Government Areas and LEA's.

The statement said the exercise through biometric data capturing machine is scheduled to end in March this year. The commissioner said government will settle all outstanding benefits of employees of local government areas, including 2012 annual leave grants, full settlement of 2010/2011 annual increments and promotion arrears for primary healthcare and agric department workers.

"Government therefore appeals to union leaders and workers to co-operate and ensure the successful conduct of the exercise," the statement said.

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