Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has slashed the salaries of political office holders in the state by 50 percent.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abba Anwar made this known in a statement on Sunday.
The new development which takes immediate effect was due to the shortfall in the revenue accruing to the state following the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Governor and his Deputy, all Commissioners, Special Advisers, Local Government Chairmen, Deputy Chairmen, Elected Councillors among others are affected by the decision.
“Due to shortfall in the federation account and collapse in the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) because of COVID-19 challenges, all political office holders in Kano State are to receive half salaries with effect from May.
“There is also a serious setback in the IGR, due to COVID-19 pandemic challenges. Whereas almost all companies in the state are no longer in operation due to lockdown.
“Other areas where the state gets revenue are no longer operational. This also is another reason for slashing the salaries,” he said.