Due to shortfall in the federation account and collapse in the Internally Generated Tevenue (IGR) coupled with COVID-19 challenges, all political office holders in Kano State are to receive half salary with immediate effect from this month.
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje lamented that: “Due to shortfall of the price of oil in the global market which affects the world’s economy and eventually causes serious shortfall in the federation account for states, we ahave decided to slash the salaries of all political office holders by 50 percent.”
Speaking furtherhe said: “There is also a serious set back in the IGR, due to COVID-19 pandemic challenges. Whereas almost all companies in the state are no longer in operation due to the lockdown. So also other areas where the state gets revenue, are no longer operational. This also is another reason for giving political office holders half salary.”
Those affected include the governor and his deputy, all commissioners, Special Advisers, Senior Special Assistants and Special Assistants among others. At the local government level those affected are chairmen, deputy chairmen, elected councillors, supervisory councillors, advisers and secretaries of local governments.