Kano Slashes Pay Of Appointees By Half
KANO State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has reduced the salaries and allowances of all political appointees.
The move aimed at realigning the state with current economic realities, also includes himself and his deputy.
He disclosed this, yesterday, at the swearing-in of commissioners, which took place at the Sani Abacha Indoor Stadium, Kofar Mata, Kano.
“Salaries and allowances of all political appointees are, hereby, slashed by half. This is to enable us get enough for the development of the state. We also want to rescue the state from the harsh realities facing the entire country, “ he revealed.
He gave assurance that all state resources would be managed transparently. “We are making sure that this government is transparent and accountable, “ he said.
Ganduje noted that all the newly sworn-in were appointed based on their competencies, past track records and credibility.
“We shall make sure that the change we fought for through our votes during the last election is applied in all sectors of our governance,” he stressed.
Among the new commissioners are the outgoing President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Comrade Mohammed Garba, who will head the Ministry of Information, Youth, Sports and Culture, and the outgoing chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Murtala Sule Garo, who is now Commissioner of Local Governments.