Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State has taken decisive action by ordering the Accountant General of the State to halt the salaries of 10,800 workers who were employed by his predecessor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. This move comes as part of the new administration’s commitment to restoring order and integrity in the state.
Governor Yusuf’s government has raised concerns over the illegal employment of over 10,000 workers by the previous administration during its final days in office. In light of these findings, the Accountant General, Abdulkadir Abdusalam, has announced that the governor has instructed his office to remove these workers from the state’s payroll.
To ensure transparency and fairness, the Accountant General’s office will conduct a thorough investigation into the legitimacy of their employment and the procedures followed. Any individuals found to have been recruited unlawfully will be appropriately removed from the system.
While the salaries of the converted local government workers will continue, they will be adjusted based on their respective local government levels. The Accountant General has advised these workers to continue fulfilling their duties within the new state ministries, pending the completion of the investigation.
In addition, the Accountant General has assured workers and pensioners in the state that they will no longer face unwarranted deductions from their remuneration, as was the case under the previous administration. This commitment demonstrates the government’s dedication to ensuring that employees and retirees receive their rightful earnings without unnecessary financial burdens.
Furthermore, the state government has made a significant investment in education by covering the National Examinations Council (NECO) fees for over 60,000 secondary school students. This initiative aims to support students in their academic pursuits and provide them with access to NECO’s registration portal, facilitating their participation in the examination.
Governor Yusuf’s order to stop the salaries of the workers employed by his predecessor reflects his administration’s commitment to upholding accountability and rectifying irregularities. By taking these measures, the government of Kano State is working towards building a more efficient and transparent public service system that serves the best interests of the state and its people