Kano stops salaries of 10,000 workers employed by Ganduje

The war of vengeance in Kano State is raging with the sacking of more than 10,000 workers by the state government on the eve of Eid-el- Kabir.

Latest reports said Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf  has ordered the Accountant General to stop the salaries of 10,800 workers employed by his predecessor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

Before it took over, the new administration had accused Ganduje’s government of illegally employing over 10,000 workers when it was about to complete its tenure.

Addressing pressmen in Kano on Monday, the Accountant General, Abdulkadir Abdusalam disclosed that the governor had ordered his office to expunge the names of the affected workers from the state’s payroll.

He said his office would carry out investigation to ascertain the authenticity of their engagement and procedures so as to remove those illegally recruited.

Abdulsalam also said all local government employees who were converted to state workers by the former administration will continue to receive their salaries as employees of the various local councils.

He, however, asked them to continue working in their new positions until the  investigation is concluded.

The Accountant General also promised workers and pensioners in the state that henceforth, they will not experience unnecessary deductions from their remuneration as it was under the previous administration.

He also disclosed that the state government  has now paid National Examinations Council fees for over 60,000 secondary school students.

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