Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State has directed the Accountant General of the State to suspend the payment of salaries to 10,800 workers hired by his predecessor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. The decision comes as part of the new administration’s efforts to address the alleged irregularities in employment during the previous government’s tenure.
Governor Yusuf’s administration has accused the previous government of unlawfully employing more than 10,000 workers just before leaving office. The Accountant General, Abdulkadir Abdusalam, confirmed that the governor instructed his office to remove these workers from the state’s payroll. An investigation will be conducted to verify the legitimacy of their appointments and procedures, with the aim of eliminating those who were hired illegally.
Abdulsalam clarified that Local Government workers who were converted to state employees by the previous administration would continue to receive their salaries but based on Local Government levels. He requested that they continue working in their new state agencies until the investigation is concluded.
The Accountant General assured workers and pensioners in the state that unnecessary deductions from their remuneration, which occurred under the previous administration, would no longer be experienced.
Furthermore, Abdulsalam announced that the state government has paid the National Examinations Council (NECO) fees for over 60,000 secondary school students. The beneficiaries will soon be able to register through the exam body’s portal.
Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf has instructed the Accountant General of Kano State to halt salary payments for 10,800 workers employed by his predecessor, citing allegations of illegal employment. The government plans to conduct investigations to determine the validity of their appointments. Meanwhile, Local Government workers converted to state employees will continue to receive their salaries based on their respective Local Government levels. The Accountant General pledged to ensure transparent remuneration without unnecessary deductions. Additionally, the state government has paid NECO fees for a significant number of secondary school students, granting them access to the exam body’s registration portal.