Ramadan: Sokoto governor approves half salary for workers, pensioners

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Sokoto State Governor, Ahmed Sokoto, has approved the payment of half salary as Ramadan gift to all civil servants from primary school teachers to local government staff as well as pensioners in the state.

This, according to the governor, formed part of his efforts to ensure that Muslims in the state start this year’s Ramadan fast comfortably.

A statement signed by his media aide, Abubakar Bawa, and made available to newsmen on Sunday read, “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.”