Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje
Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has disclosed that the state government spends N9.6billion every month on the payment of salaries to 185,000 civil servants in the state.
He revealed this in Kano on Thursday during the official inauguration of the 44 local governments executives of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) held at the Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic Research and Training, Mambayya House.
Represented by his Head of Civil Service, Alhaji Auwal Mohammed Na’iya, Governor Ganduje described the state’s ability to live to its monthly obligation of paying salaries to its civil servants as one of the greater achievements recorded under his watch at a time many states are owing their workers backlog of salary arrears.
According to him, “Sustenance of monthly salaries which hitherto would not been seen as an achievement but now it is because so many states are unable to fulfil this important obligation.
“In Kano state, we have the highest number of civil servants in the federation which stands at 185,000; yet we have been able to settle a monthly commitment of N9.6billion as monthly salaries in the state.
He further stated that since coming to power on May 29th, 2015, the state government has been implementing the annual salary increment to its civil servants with a view to motivating them to be more committed to their duties for the overall benefit of the state.
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