Niger: Bello reduces salaries, allowances of political officers by 30%


Gov Abubakar Bello of Niger State yesterday has ordered a 30 per cent slash in the salaries and allowances of all political officers in the state in order to cushion the economic effects of the coronavirus period.

Secretary to the Niger State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Matane disclosed this in a statement in Minna, noting that the directive takes place “with immediate effect”.

According to the statement: “Those to be affected by the order include the governor, his deputy, commissioners, special advisers and all other political appointees.

Matane explained that the “temporary” slash was in view of the economic situation occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, adding that the governor regrets the inconveniences.

“Government will transparently resume full payment of salaries and allowances when the economic situation improves,” the statement stated.


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