The Kano State Government says it is spending N7.8 billion monthly on the payment of salaries to civil servants. The State Acting Governor, Prof Hafiz Abubakar, disclosed this on Wednesday when the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, paid him the traditional Sallah homage at the Government House.
He said that over N3 billion was for salaries of state government workers, N2.5 billion for primary school teachers and N1.5 billion for local council workers. Abubakar said the government always pay the workers as at when due despite the economic condition.
He said, “I want to inform his Royal Highness, the Emir that despite the economic recession in the country, the state government does not owe workers a single Kobo as at today. “It is our stance that payment of salary is an obligation to any serious government, hence our decision to ensure that workers are paid as at when due.”Read more