Fuel subsidy: Kwara reverts to five working days

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By Abdulrazaq Adebayo

Kwara State Government has reversed the recent directive which reduced working days from five to three days for civil servants on the payroll of the state government.

The earlier directive was issued by the government in the wake of fuel subsidy removal by the Federal government last month.

DAILY POST recalls that the state government had on June 5, 2023, through a letter from the office of the state Head of Service, Mrs Susan Modupe Oluwole, reduced the working days from five to three, as part of the efforts to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal on the civil servants in the state.

In a letter to the Heads of Ministries, Department and Agencies, MDAs, in the state on June 26, the Head of Service reversed the directive to allow the federal government and the organised labour to work out modalities on more efficient interventions to cushion the effect of the subsidy removal.

The letter said the government’s intervention would be unveiled very soon.

“For this reason, it has become imperative to revert to the former state of affairs, where civil servants observe five working days pending when a position is reached by the government and the labour.

“I am therefore directed to inform all Heads of Ministries, Department and Agencies, MDAs, that the reduced number of working days has been reversed, hence, all categories of workers are to observe the normal five working days per week, with effect from July 10, 2023.

“Workers not covered in the initial workday reduction, which lasted a few days, will have stipends given to them as a show of appreciation,” the letter stated.

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