Ganduje to pay Sept salaries before Eid-el-Kabir
KANO State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has pledged to pay workers in the state their September salary before the Eid-el-Kabir to enable them make purchases for the festival.
Ganduje gave the assurance when he received members of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and members of the civil society who came to the government house on solidarity rally against corruption.
The governor who emphasized his government’s determination to support the Federal Government anti-corruption war stated that he has established anti-corruption commission agency with branches in the 44 local councils to strengthen the fight against graft.
Ganduje added that, “We have anti-corruption agency in Kano headed by a notable human rights activist to check leakages in all sectors. We believe if we don’t fight corruption, corruption will destroy us.”
He pledged to collaborate with Nigerian Labour Congress on provision of low cost housing in the state.
NLC Chairman in the state, Kabiru Ado Minjibir, told the governor that the nationwide rally was organised to show Labour’s support for the war against corruption.
Kabiru, who lamented the negative effect of corruption in the country, regretted that workers in some states are being owed many months salaries due to corruption.
The NLC, TUC and the civil society group had earlier visited Kano zonal offices of Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Independent Corrupt Practice and other related offences Commission (ICPC), state house of assembly and the state anti-corruption agency where they submitted their letters for delivery to their national body.