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Kaduna cuts senior staffs pay by half to finance relief items

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has requested every single senior staff and top government workers in the state to “give half of their pay rates” to finance the following period of the arrangement of alleviation things to helpless individuals in the state.

Newsmen had written about Sunday that the legislature expanded the lockdown in the state by an additional 30 days.

In an announcement by the media aid to the governor, Muyiwa Adekeye, those worried by the senator’s organization on compensation cut incorporate officials, lasting secretaries, extraordinary counsels, and heads of offices.

As per the announcement, El-Rufai coordinated that every one of the concerned people ought to give N500,000 in April 2020 while the 50 percent pay gifts would be viable in the resulting a very long time till the lockdown is lifted in the state.

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“The augmentation of the isolate conditions forces a commitment to make arrangement for the low salary, poor and helpless people that would be unfavorably influenced, as they might be not able to gain any pay while the lockdown continues.

The state government has done the first phase of distribution of food across 59 community clusters in nine local government areas. The next phase will be conducted across the 23 local government areas.

“To fund the provision of these support packages, the less than 100, 000 persons who work for the Kaduna State Government as political appointees and public servants must contribute financially towards enabling the almost 10 million persons living in the state to survive and thrive in this emergency period.

“Therefore, the Kaduna State Government has directed all its senior appointees, including Commissioners, Permanent Secretaries, Special Advisers and Heads of Agencies to each donate N500,000 in April 2020. In subsequent months, they will donate 50% of their salaries until the quarantine ends,” the statement read in part.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, the state recorded five more COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total confirmed cases in the state to 15.

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