The Jigawa State House of Assembly has approved N2 billion for the implementation of a new salary structure for workers in the state civil service.
The Deputy Speaker of the House, Alhaji Inuwa Udi, told newsmen in Dutse on Wednesday that the legislature approved the salary structure based on a supplementary budget of N3.96 billion sent by the executive arm of the government.
He said everything captured in the supplementary budget would be funded with money from the federation allocation with some adjustments.
He further said that in implementing the salary increase, government used the contingency provisions in the budget of N550 million earlier made for the expected salary increase.
Udi said the amount was added to over N2 billion meant for the completion of some on-going projects in the state to ensure the payment of the new salary.
“A total amount of N3.9 billion has been raised from the N.5 billion kept in the stabilization and contingency funds, the N500 million budgeted for the construction of emirs’ guest houses in Dutse and the N300 million budgeted for the construction of a Due Process project management office complex, which are yet to take off,” he said.
He said some of the uncompleted projects that were captured in the supplementary budget include, the second phase of the new state secretariat complex, the new Government House, residences for high court judges, and houses for workers of the Shari’a Court of Appeal.