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Ramadan gift: Sokoto approves half salary for civil servants

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Ramadan gift: Sokoto approves half salary for civil servants

Gov. Ahmed Aliyu of Sokoto state

Published By: Paul Dada

Sokoto State Governor, Ahmed Sokoto, has approved the payment of half salary  as Ramadan gift to all civil servants in the state.

Pensioners in the state are also to receive half of their monthly pay.

Governor Sokoto said this was part of the efforts of his administration to make sure  Muslims in the state start the Ramadan fast with comfort.

A statement signed by his media aide, Abubakar Bawa, said: “The governor in a magnanimous gesture, which is expected to commence tonight, is to assist workers in the state observe this year’s Ramadan fast with a relative ease.“Governor Aliyu, therefore, appealed to the Muslim ummah to use the sacred month to pray for Allah’s intervention in the numerous challenges hindering smooth Nigeria’s development.

“He also called on traders and wealthy individuals in the state to show love and mercy to the have-nots for them to earn Allah’s mercy and forgiveness in this holy month.

“The Governor thanked the people of the state for their continued support and fervent prayers to his administration, which he described as key to all the success so far recorded in the state”