Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, on Tuesday, ordered a 30 percent slash in the salaries and allowances of all political office holders in the state, including himself.
Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Matane, in a statement in Minna, said that the directive was “with immediate effect.”
“Those to be affected by the order include the governor, his deputy, commissioners, special advisers, and all other political appointees,” the statement said.
It added that the “temporary” slash in salary was in view of the economic situation imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Government will transparently resume full payment of salaries and allowances when the economic situation improves,” the statement said.It further quoted the governor as regretting the inconvenience the salary reduction might cause the affected persons.