Kano Government Denies Sacking 10,800 Workers Employed by Ganduje

The Kano State Government has issued a clarification stating that the 10,800 workers whose June salaries were withheld have not been terminated from their positions.

This announcement was made during a joint news conference in Kano on Friday, attended by the Commissioner for Information, Malam Baba Dantiye, the Accountant General, Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, and the Head of Service (HOS), Usman Bala-Muhammad.

According to the Head of Service, the salaries of the 10,800 workers were temporarily suspended as a measure to facilitate the verification process of their employment status.

The Head of Service said: “Let me make it categorically clear that no staff was retrenched. Their salaries were stopped to cleanse the system because of some allegations.

“A verification committee will soon be set up and after the exercise, those employed legally through laid down civil service rules will receive their salaries.”

According to Malam Baba Dantiye, the Commissioner for Information, the main objective behind this action is to enhance the efficiency of the civil service, ensure improved service delivery, and align all aspects correctly.

Dantiye further expressed the government’s gratitude towards the civil servants and pensioners in the state for their understanding and the evident joy they displayed upon receiving their June salaries without any deductions.

In response to inquiries, the Accountant General clarified that the decision to withhold the salaries of the 10,800 workers, who were appointed during Ganduje’s tenure, was directly issued by Governor Abba Yusuf.

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