Ganduje slashes political office holders’ salaries, allowances by 50 per cent

Government leaders are really making frantic efforts to adapt to the economy crisis happening in the country as the Kano state Governor; Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has slashed the salaries and allowances of all political officer holders by 50 per cent.

Ganduje said the measure was necessary in view of the dwindling oil revenue from the federation account.

“I hereby announce that the salaries and allowances of all political office holders are hereby reduced by 50 per cent. We shall pursue an aggressive internal revenue generation in view of the dwindling oil revenue from the federation account as business will no longer be as usual,” he said.

ThisDay reports that when he spoke in Kano on Saturday during the swearing-in ceremony of 13 newly appointed commissioners, Ganduje said in order to be on the right path, the new administration had also introduced new reforms in some institutions by reducing the number of existing ministries from 19 to 14. He told the new commissioners that their appointment was based on their expertise and personal track record of service.

He therefore charged them to discharge their responsibilities with utmost sense of accountability, transparency and above all fear of Allah.

Those appointed as commissioners include the immediate past NUJ President, Mohammed Garba as Commissioner of Information, Youth and Culture.

The rest are Kabir Dandago, Finance; Zubaida Sharif, Women Affairs; Ali Makoda, Environment; Rabi’u Bako, Commerce; and Aisha Mohammed Bello, Planning and Budget.

Others were Garba Lambu, Works and Housing, Faruk Faruk, Lands and Physical Planning, while the Deputy Governor, Hafiz Abubakar will oversee the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology; Murtala Garo, Local Government and Community Development; Haruma Falali, Justice; Kabir Getso, Health; and Usman Ririwai, Water Resources and Rural Development.

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