- Some civil servants in Kano state have registered their displeasure over deduction of their salaries
- Governor Ganduje reportedly slashed their May salaries
- A civil servant said workers of his grade level lost between N10,300 to N12,200 depending on one’s luck
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has reportedly slashed salaries of the workers under the employ of Kano state government.
Daily Trust reports that some civil servants in the state cried out over what they termed an unannounced, arbitrary slash in their May salaries.
Legit.ng gathered that civil servants in the state discovered the slash in their May salaries moments after they began to receive their monthly salary payment alerts.
The newspaper noted that a civil servant with one of the state’s ministries who preferred to remain anonymous said the entire civil service in the state has been plunged into confusion as their May salary was slashed without prior notice.
According to him, workers of his grade level lost between N10,300 to N12,200 depending on one’s luck.
The report also said that another civil servant with the ministry for local government said his May salary came with a slash of N7,600, stressing that there are many workers affected by the arbitrary deduction.
He added that he wasn’t expecting any cut in his salary as the government had already assured workers in the state that it would only slash political office holders’ salaries and not that of the civil servants.
The state government had recently announced through the state governor’s press secretary, Malam Abba Anwar, that political office holders would henceforth receive half salaries due to shortfall in monthly subventions from the federation account and collapse in the state’s internally generated revenue (IGR) as a result of economic challenges occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Lagos state government on Thursday, May 21, disclosed that it has spent N640 million on COVID-19 tests.
The state commissioner for health, Akin Abayomi, made the disclosure when giving an update on the COVID-19 situation in Lagos.
He said the state spends between N40,000 and N50,000 per test and has tested 16,000 people so far. The commissioner pointed out that the COVID-19 tests performed in Lagos were much higher than anywhere else in Nigeria.
Abayomi said the state is planning to increase the number of tests to about a thousand per day. He said the state government was providing COVID-19 tests free of charge for now.
He noted that Lagos residents who have suspected symptoms of COVID-19 can get tested at any of the four laboratories that carry out tests for the virus.
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