Governor Atiku Bagudu has approved a 3% deduction from civil officials’ base pay for the Kebbi State Contributory Healthcare Management Agency (KECHEMA).
This was stated by Bagudu’s media aide Yahaya Sarki on Tuesday in Birnin Kebbi.
According to the interim head of service, Safiyanu Garba-Bena, the governor’s consent was in response to a request made by Kebbi’s organized labor.
The union resolved that deduction of three per cent of basic salaries of all civil servants in the state be remitted to the KECHEMA,” said the government. “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 deductions, the Kebbi government said, would take effect from November to enable the KECHEMA to begin providing services to civil servants.