Transport fare hike: Kwara reduces civil servants weekly work days to 3

Following the hike in transportation fares due to increase in the pump price of petrol over subsidy removal by the President Bola Tinubu government, the Kwara State Government has reduced the weekly working days for its civil servants from five to three.

Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, in a statement on Monday, said: “The Kwara State Government has taken temporary measure to ease the burden of public workers in the state following the astronomical hike in transport fare.

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“The state Head of Service, Mrs. Susan Modupe Oluwole announced today that the state governor, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazak has directed that the work days be reduced from five days to three days per week for every worker.
“She explained that the measure was to relieve the state workers of the hardship being experienced as a result of the fuel subsidy removal announced by the Federal Government.
“Mrs. Oluwole directed all Heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, in the State to immediately work out a format indicating the alternating work days for each worker under them.
“The Head of Service, however, warned the workers not to abuse the magnanimity of the Governor, stressing that the regular monitoring of MDAs by her office would be intensified to ensure strict compliance.”

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