COVID-19: Ganduje, deputy, political office holders’ salaries cut by half

Kano State governor Abdullahi Ganduje, his deputy, all commissioners and other political office holders from the month of May would receive half salary due to COVID-19 pandemic challenges on the state’s internally generated revenue.

Ganduje lamented that “Due to shortfall in the price of oil in the global market which has affected the world economy and eventually caused a serious shortfall in the federation account for states, the state has slashed the salary of all political office holders by 50 per cent.”

This was contained in a statement issued by the chief press secretary to the governor Abba Anwar on Sunday.

According to the governor, “There is also a serious setback in the IGR, due to COVID-19 pandemic challenges. Almost all companies in the state are no longer in operation due to lockdown. Also, other areas where the state gets revenue are no longer operational. This also is another reason for giving political office holders half their salary.”

Those affected “include the governor and his deputy, all commissioners, special advisers, senior special assistants, special assistants among others.

Others to receive the 50 per cent cut off from their salary include all local government chairmen, deputy chairmen, elected councillors, supervisory councillors, advisers and secretaries of local governments.

 

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