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Kano Gov. Ganduje Slashes Salary of Political Office Holders by Half



Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has reduced the salaries and benefits of state policy makers by half as a result of the economic hardships the state is currently facing.

According to Sahara Reporters, Kano State Deputy Governor, Hafiz Abubakar, all 13 Commissioners, Special Advisers and others will be experiencing these salary and benefit cuts.

The report further states:

Kano was not the first state to take such measures, Kaduna also reduced the salaries of public officials according to reports. The Governor of Kaduna, Nasir El-Rufai, also reduced the number of ministries in the State from 19 to 13.

Recently, Governor El-Rufai announced that the government will no longer provide free food and drinks during Ramadan as one cost-saving measure according to the Premium Times.

While inaugurating the new State commissioners, Ganduje complained that the State and the country are facing budgetary issues and that sacrifices need to be made especially as the price of oil continues to fall, greatly affecting revenue for the Federal Government.

The Governor also assured the public and media that when the fiscal health of the State improves, government officials will be rewarded for their sacrifices.


  1. FasholasLover

    June 21, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Bia BN, today is very “bored”

  2. Missy J

    June 21, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Nice one!!
    Can’t wait for President Buhari’s own. It will ‘cholk’ plenty people.
    Keep them coming jareh!

  3. Shopperoflife

    June 21, 2015 at 7:20 pm


    The salaries and benefits are minuscule, the biggie comes from inflated contracts, bare faced mis/appropriation in all forms.. I just refuse to understand why govt’ will continue to get involved in religion. Religion is a personal choice. Some idiot, can’t remember who now – a northern govt just budgeted 22 big ones for feeding of the poor during Ramadan. Why not strengthing our institutions and empower the people instead of this constant hand outs while the people continue to live in servitude.

    • shopperoflife

      June 22, 2015 at 12:29 am

      Ramadan: Kano budgets N220m for free feeding centres – June 18, 2015 : NAN

  4. MissyT

    June 21, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Pls. Mr. Gov go and park well. All these gimmicks are old and tired. Build roads, schools, provide water, security,electricity and you can double ur salaries. We are tired of these plenty photo trick.

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