The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) led administration in Kano on Monday ordered the suspension of salaries of 10,000 workers pending Investigations.
Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, the Accountant General of the state gave the hint on a local Radio talk show in Kano, and said the affected staff were employed by the previous administration.
He explained that a Committee has been set up to investigate their engagement in the civil service, as he stressed that the outcome of the finding would play a role in their fate.
The Accountant General also announced the suspension of transfer made by the previous government within the civil service against existing rules adding that the status quo ante should be maintained by the affected government officials.
Mr Abdulsalam, however, expressed the readiness of the new administration to pay workers’ salaries by the 25th of every month as he revealed that pension and gratuity would be paid to retired workers as when due.
He disclosed that the new administration would operate a single account to ensure financial discipline.