Kwara

Minimum Wage: Triumph for Kwara civil servants as Gov. Abdulrazaq signs 2021 Appropriation Bill into law

The Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has assured Kwarans that the 2021 appropriation bill will accommodate the new minimum wage, recruitment of new teachers, and establishment of a garment factory.

The governor said this while signing the bill at his office on Tuesday.

Abdulrazaq emphasised that the budget will corroborate what the administration had achieved in the year 2020.

He said: “Today, I signed the 2021 Appropriation Bill into law. This year’s budget will build on the achievements of the previous year in the areas of education, health, roads, and general infrastructural renewal.

“It accommodates the new minimum wage, recruitment of new teachers, and establishment of a garment factory, among other provisions.

“This year, we are focusing on youth empowerment, job creation, and social investments which are very critical at this point of our national life.

“The N137.6bn budget excludes pension payments to former Governors and former Deputy Governors as I have also just assented to the bill repealing the law granting such pensions to former political leaders.

“This is the wish of the generality of our people who are concerned about the state of the economy, poverty rate, and therefore challenged the rationale behind such pension provisions at this time.”

He however thanked the House of Assembly members for their hard work and due diligence in scrutinising the budget for the benefits of Kwarans.

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