Yobe Governor Approves Payment Of N30,000 Minimum Wage

Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, signs a document at the Government House in Damaturu on January 16, 2020.



The Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, has approved the payment of N30,000 minimum wage to civil servants in the state.

He announced this at an event held on Thursday at the Government House in Damaturu, the state capital.

Governor Buni noted that the state government would commence the payment of the new minimum wage to the workers in January 2020.

“We are determined to revitalise the civil service through good remunerations and emoluments for better results.

“As I am talking to you, we are ready to pay N30,000 minimum wage effective from January 2020,” he said.

Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, attends the inauguration of some permanent secretaries held at the Government House in Damaturu on January 16, 2020.


The governor spoke at the swearing-in of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Baba Mallam Wali, and seven permanent secretaries.

Governor Buni had on Monday set up an 11-man committee to work out modalities to ensure that the new minimum wage was paid to workers.

At Thursday’s event, he also received the report of the committees on agriculture and education inaugurated to revitalise the sectors.

Yobe Traditional Ruler Suspended For Allegedly Raping Boy


Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, has indefinitely suspended Lawan Mari, the Ward Head of Fannami at Gashua town in the state.

The traditional ruler was alleged to have committed rape against a six-year-old boy in a community in Bade Local Government Area (LGA) of Yobe.

The Commissioner of Home Affairs, Information, and Culture, Mr Abdullahi Bego, announced the action taken against Mari in a statement on Sunday.

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He added that Governor Buni has directed that appropriate administrative and legal measures be taken swiftly to investigate and prosecute the matter.

“The indefinite suspension of the ward head is pending the outcome of the police investigation into the matter,” the commissioner said.

He noted that the victim has been evaluated and treated by medical personnel at the General Hospital in Gashua.

Military Truck Crushes Tricycle, Kills 19-Year-Old Undergraduate, Toddler


A military truck has crushed a tricycle rider in Yobe State, killing a 19-year-old student of Federal Polytechnic Damaturu, Usaina Bello, a baby and injuring three others.

According to eyewitnesses, the incident happened as a result of a violation of traffic light by either party.

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Meanwhile, Governor Mai Mala Buni, in a statement, called for a full-scale investigation.

“His Excellency Governor Mai Mala Buni has been briefed about an incident in Damaturu yesterday in which a KEKE NAPEP rider with passengers was crushed by a military vehicle in an accident which claimed the lives of two persons.

“His Excellency has learned that one of the victims, Hussaina Baffa Bello was a pre-ND student of the Federal polytechnic Damaturu while the other fatality was a toddler.

“His Excellency Governor Buni has directed the office of the acting Secretary to the State Government to liaise with the military in order to have a full investigation and ascertain how the accident happened and how it could be avoided in the future.”

He stated that the Brigade Commander 27 Task Force Brigade, the Commanding Officer 233 Tank Battalion and officials of the State Government, are aware also and have visited and commiserated with the families of the victims.

Governor Buni also directed the State Ministry of Health and the Hospitals Management Board to ensure that those who sustained injuries are given access to free medical care.