By Gbenga Akingbule
Borno State Governor , Prof Babagana Zulum, has on Monday distributed cash and food stuff as Ramadan palliatives to casual workers at the Government House Maiduguri.
The beneficiaries include 168 casual workers at Government House , 68 Confer Cleaners and 53 casual workers with the Borno State Environmental Protection Agency (BOSEPA).
Zulum also distributed clothing to the workers and their spouses urging them to use the opportunity of the Holy Month of Ramadan to pray for the full restoration of peace to all parts of the state .
The Governor who personally supervise the distribution of palliatives to the workers at the Government House Maiduguri said the workers deserve to be assisted for their continued commitment to their duties.
” I must say that I’m proud of all of you for the hard work you’re putting in to ensure the cleanliness and effective maintenance of the Government House.
” This is Ramadan and Charity begins at home , that’s why I decided to support you with food stuff and some funds to support your selves and family in this holy month.” Zulum said.
Governor Zulum also use the occasion to announce the new 200% salary increase to the over 200 workers who were earning 10,000 Monthly, noting that the implementation of the new salary takes immediate effect.
Items distributed to the workers include a 50 Kg of rice to each worker , 10 Kg of Sugar, 5 litre cooking oil, 2 Kg of Beef, 5yards of Wrapper for Women and 5yards of fabrics for Men as well as N 20, 000 each for all the workers.