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Kaduna gov unveils N500m revolving loan scheme for civil servants



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By Israel Bulus, Kaduna


As part of economic empowerment, the Kaduna State Governor, Sen. Uba Sani has unveiled a N500 million revolving scheme for the State’s civil servants.
The Governor, while unveiling the scheme at Murtala Square in Kaduna on Wednesday, reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to prioritizing their welfare.

According to him, his administration was committed to prioritizing the welfare of workers as one of them who fought for fairness, justice, and democracy in the past two decades.

” Other economic empowerment initiatives will soon be unfolded for workers in Kaduna State. We are attracting investments to create job opportunities for our citizens. We are training and retraining workers to put them in good stead to contribute effectively to the economic development of our dear state.

” Under my leadership, I will continue to prioritize workers’ welfare and equip them appropriately within available resources, conscious of the fact that a committed and motivated workforce is critical to the achievement of our Rural Transformation Agenda,” He stated

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He said human capital development and poverty reduction will continue to receive robust government attention through investment in education, health, agriculture, housing, micro, small, and medium enterprises, as well as support to security agencies as they tackle terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, and other violent crimes.

While commenting on salary, he said Nigerian Governors, under the platform of the Nigeria Governors Forum, are in consultation with the Labour Unions at the Federal and State levels, to come up with a decent and acceptable salary increase for state and local government workers.

The Kaduna State NLC Chairman, Comrd. Ayuba Suleiman commended Governor Uba Sani for his constant and positive engagement with the Nigerian workers in Kaduna State.

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According to him, for the past 10 years, the Union had not received Government officials during the commemoration of the Workers Day, stressing this is the first time.

” This year’s International Workers’ Day celebration was strategically chosen by the national leadership of the NLC and TUC, as a pointer to the government on the need to prioritize the issues and concerns of the people. For too long, the interests of the people have been overlooked in favor of political expediency and elite agendas.

The NLC leader further called for the implementation of policies that will promote social justice, economic equality, and human dignity. We stand together in solidarity with our fellow workers and demand a Nigeria where the welfare of the people comes first in everything that we do.” He concluded.

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