The Yobe State Government said 10 percent of workers’ basic salary for November would be deducted as their contribution to the education recovery appeal fund.
The Commissioner of Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Mohammed Lamin who is also the Chairman Sub-committee for Yobe Education Recovery Appeal Fund disclosed this in Damaturu while briefing newsmen.
He said the devastating effects of Boko Haram insurgency in the state has compelled the state to embark on fund raising for education recovery in the state.
The commissioner also made a passionate appeal to the Civil Servants whom he described as major stakeholders to contribute 10% of their basic salaries towards achieving the set objective.
“It is imperative here to state that educating our citizens is our collective responsibility as a people. In this regard, apart from reaching out to people outside, the government feels that civil servants in the state should also give their modest contribution to the programme, by contributing 10% of their November 2021 basic salary to the scheme.
“By this briefing, therefore, civil servants are informed that the deduction will be for only the month of November 2021”, he said.
Mohammed Lamin also explained that, it is no longer news that the decade-long insurgency has impacted negatively on the entire lives of the citizenry.
“The devastating effect it has had on the state’s education system and structures is overwhelming and must attract the attention of any responsible government”.
He noted that this attracted the compassionate attention of Governor Mai Mala Buni to, on assumption of office in 2019, declare a state of emergency on education, after taking the oath of office.