…Costs State N1.382bn.
by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
The governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has approved the payment of end-of-year bonus to civil servants in the state.
Accordingly, civil servants will this month (December) receive bonuses, ranging from 100% of monthly pay for junior civil servants to 30% for senior civil servants.
A statement from Sir Kashim Ibrahim House by Muyiwa Adekeye, Special Adviser to the Governor (Media and Communications) explained that the end-of-year bonus is part of the State Government’s efforts to boost morale and enhance the welfare of civil servants.
Under the scheme, workers from Grade Levels 1-7 will be paid 100% of their monthly salaries as bonus. Middle level civil servants, from Grade Levels 8-13 will get 40%, while senior officers on Grade Levels 14 and above will receive 30% of their monthly earnings. The 2021 End-Of-Year bonus will cost the State Government the sum of N1.382bn.
Recalled that, “In September, 2019, the Kaduna State Government became the first government, national or sub-national, to pay the new national minimum wage. The state also increased the minimum pension to N30,000 monthly for retirees on defined benefit,” the statement added.