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Abdullahi Ganduje Governor of Kano State has slashed the salaries of political office holders in the state by 50 per cent due to dwindling resources caused by COVID-19 lockdown.
The statement was made on sunday by Abba Anwar, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.
According to Mr Anwar he said the action was due to shortfall in the revenue accruing to the state following the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
He said the decision affected the governor, deputy governor and all public office holders in the state extending to local government chairmen, their deputies, councillors, advisers and other functionaries.
“Due to shortfall in the federation account and collapse in the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) because of COVID-19 challenges, all political office holders in Kano State are to receive half salaries with effect from May.
“There is also a serious setback in the IGR, due to COVID-19 pandemic challenges. Whereas almost all companies in the state are no longer in operation due to lockdown.
“Other areas where the state gets revenue are no longer operational. This also is another reason for slashing the salaries,” he said.