As the effect of President Bola Tinubu’s pronouncement on petroleum product subsidy hits home, the Kwara State Government has announced a measure to “ease the burden of public workers in the State following the astronomical hike in transport fare.”
In a release signed by Murtala Atoyebi, the Chief Press Secretary in the Office of the State Head of Service, the HoS, Mrs Susan Modupe Oluwole announced on 5 June 2023 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.
Mrs Susan Modupe Oluwole 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.
This development is occurring even as court has told the major labour unions that the unions are prohibited from embarking on strike over the fuel price hike and the hardship following in the wake of President Tinubu’s announcement.