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Revenue Shortfall: Kano Gov Cuts Salaries Of  Political Appointees By 50 Percent

Kano State Governor, Dr. Umar Ganduje, has cut the salaries of political office holders in the state by 50 per cent, to make up for the shortfall in revenues accrued to the state.

A statement today, May 17, by the Senior Special Assistant on Social Media to the Governor, Abubakar Aminu, emphasized that the governor was alarmed by the shortfall in the federation account and collapse in the internally generated revenue because of coronavirus challenges.

The statement said: “due to shortfall of the price of oil in the global market which affects world economy and eventually causes a serious shortfall in the federation account for states, the state slashes the salary of all political office holders by 50 percent.”

“This includes the Governor and his Deputy, all Commissioners, Special Advisers, Senior Special Assistants, 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.

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“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 lockdown.”

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