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Saturday, 6 June 2015

#CHANGE: Sokoto LG reinstates 480 sacked employees

Sokoto North Local Government Area of Sokoto State said on Saturday that it had reinstated no fewer than 480 workers, who were sacked by the immediate past administration in the area.

The caretaker committee chairman of the council, Alhaji Aminu Ibrahim, said this at a news conference on his nine-month stewardship.

According to him, the affected staff were sacked by the immediate past administration, adding that they were reinstated on compassionate grounds.

“They were reinstated by my administration to reduce restiveness and other problems associated with poverty and unemployment, ” he told newsmen.

Ibrahim said the reinstated workers were redeployed to the various departments of the local government, adding that the action was aimed at complementing the efforts of the state government at providing social services to the people.

“There are always problems associated with laying-off workers and we will not abdicate our duty of making our youths more productive,” he said.

He also told newsmen that the local government attached priority to women and youths empowerment. (JAB)

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