Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has revealed the state authorities spends N9.6billion month-to-month on paying salaries of 185,000 civil servants within the state.
Ganduje disclosed this on the official inauguration of the 44 native authorities executives of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) held on the Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic Analysis and Coaching, Mambayya Home, on Thursday.
The Head of Civil Service, Auwal Mohammed, who represented Ganduje, reported the state’s skill to effectively pay month-to-month salaries to its civil servants. He labelled it one of many biggest achievements recorded.
“Sustenance of month-to-month salaries which hitherto wouldn’t have been seen as an achievement however now it’s as a result of so many states are unable to fulfil this essential obligation,” Mohammed stated.
“In Kano state, we’ve got the very best variety of civil servants within the federation which stands at 185,000; but we’ve got been capable of settle a month-to-month dedication of N9.6billion as month-to-month salaries within the state,” he added.
He additional counseled the state authorities for paying salaries at a time many states owe their employees backlog of wage arrears.