The Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani-Bello, has slashed his salary and allowances by 30 percent, just as he directed that same should be applied to all political appointees in the state.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, Mary Noel-Berje, on Thursday, in Minna, the state capital.
According to the statement, the directive was also affected the deputy governor of the state.
“The reduction of the salaries of the Political Office Holders which is with immediate effect is temporary in consideration of the economic situation imposed on the State by the Coronavirus pandemic.
“He further stated that the slash in salaries and allowances also affect him and his deputy pointing out that the State Government would transparently resume full payment of salaries and allowances when the economic situation improves.
“And regrets any inconvenience the reduction might have caused,” the statement said.