Kano: Gov Yusuf sacks 3,234 workers

The Kano State Government, led by Governor Abba Yusuf, has laid off at least 3,234 employees hired by the administration of former Governor Umar Ganduje.

However, about 9,332 staff employed at the end of the previous government were spared.

Abdullahi Bichi, Secretary to the State Government, stated this on Friday while briefing reporters on the findings of the 22-member committee formed by the Government to investigate the practices used in selecting the individuals.

Bichi stated that the fired employees were unable to work for the Civil Service because some of them were underage, others were still enrolled in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), and some had counterfeit certificates, among other reasons.

He stated that the government has recognized the employment of the remaining 9,332 people, and that their salaries will be restored in a short period of time.

Upon taking power, the present administration suspended the salaries of almost 10,000 personnel hired by the Ganduje administration and formed a committee to investigate the process of their appointment.

“Based on the observations and recommendations of the Technical Committee, the Governor, owing to his concern and humane disposition, has approved as follows: Reinstatement of a total of 9,332 staff that were found eligible by the committee. Proper placement and posting/deployment of eligible staff to relevant MDAs for optimal utilisation should be undertaken.

“The Verification Committee Report was received by the Government and its salient observations and recommendations were noted and accepted as follows:- That majority of the employments were not captured in the 2023 Approved Budget.”


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