Sun. Apr 21st, 2024
Gov. Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State has approved the payment of “13th month salaries” to state and local government workers as part of welfare package to citizens.
Head of Service Ahmed Liman made the disclosure in a circular issued out to public in Gusau on Friday.
The circular directed the Ministry of Finance to effect the payment of 13th month salary without delay to all workers across the state.
Highlighting the matter, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Sulaiman Idris, in a statement made available to newsmen on Friday, said the remarkable gesture was the first of its kind in the state’s history.
According to him, the decision aligns with the state government’s commitment to the welfare of workers and to motivate the workforce to high performance.
“Today, Governor Dauda Lawal has approved the payment of end of year bonuses to public and civil servants in State.
“This kind gesture is meant to boost the workers’ morale and provide them financial support during the holiday season.
“This move is a testament of Gov Lawal’s desire to implement policies that will enhance working conditions, increase salaries, and provide career advancement opportunities to government workers.
“The payment of the 13th-month salary is just one of many initiatives aimed at empowering workers and promoting economic growth in the state.”

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