29th November, 2022
By Muhammad Lawal
Governor Atiku Bagudu has approved the deduction of three percent of the basic salaries of civil servants for the Kebbi State Contributory Healthcare Management Agency (KECHEMA).
This is contained in a statement issued by Bagudu’s Adviser on Media, Malam Yahaya Sarki on Tuesday in Birnin Kebbi.
Alhaji Safiyanu Garba-Bena, the Acting Head of Service, said the approval granted by the governor was sequel to the request made by the organised labour in the state.
Meanwhile, the union resolved that the deduction of three percent of the basic salaries of all civil servants in the state be remitted to the KECHEMA.
“The enrolment of civil servants in the scheme as a formal sector will enable the agency to provide access to healthcare for civil servants at an affordable rate,” the government said.
According to the state government, the deductions will take effect from November to enable the KECHEMA
begin providing services to civil servants in the state.