Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje today announced a 50 percent cut in the salaries and allowances of all political officer holders in the state.
He made the announcement in Kano during the swearing in ceremony of 13 new state commissioners.
“I hereby announce that the salaries and allowances of all political office holders are reduced by 50 percent.
“We shall pursue an aggressive internal revenue generation in view of the dwindling oil revenue from the federation account as business will no longer be as usual,” the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said.
Ganduje also noted that the new administration had introduced new reforms including reduction in the number of ministries from 19 to 14, to cut cost of governance.
He said that the commissioners were selected on merit and urged them to deploy their expertise to the service of the state.
Ganduje added that they must discharge their responsibilities with utmost sense of accountability, transparency and fear of Allah.