Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, has ordered the State’s Accountant General to stop the salaries of 10,800 workers employed by his predecessor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
Recall that the new administration had accused Ganduje of illegally employing over 10,000 workers when it was about leaving office.
The Accountant General, Abdulkadir Abdusalam, announced the governor’s directive on Monday while addressing journalists in Kano.
Abdusalam said the governor ordered his office to remove the affected workers from the state’s payroll.
He further stated his office would carry out an investigation to find out the genuineness of their engagement and procedures so as to remove those illegally recruited.
Concerning local government workers in the state, Abdusalam disclosed that those who were converted to state workers by the former administration would continue receiving their salaries.
However, he said it would be based on local government levels, asking them to continue working in their new state’s MDAs until the investigation is concluded.