The Kano State government has terminated the appointments of 2,620 sweepers working under the state’s Refuse Management and Sanitation Board.
Briefing newsmen on the outcome of the Weekly Executive Council meeting yesterday, the state’s Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Muhammad Garba, said the council also revoked all corner shops allocated to individuals within the vicinity of Sani Abacha Stadium by the former governor, Dr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso.
Garba said the disengagement of the casual workers was imperative to avoid unnecessary expenditure.
He lamented that government was spending N26.2 million every month, as each worker was collecting a monthly allowance of N10, 000, even “when most of them do not report for work”.
The commissioner added that the termination of the workers’ appointments will pave way for some realignment to ensure probity and accountability in the board.
“Government has already set up a committee that will screen the sacked workers with a view to fishing out those that are committed to their duties for re-engagement,” he said.
He added that the shop allocations were revoked due to security reasons.
In another development, the council approved N180 million for rehabilitation of the deputy governor’s office, while over N12 million was approved for the renovation of Yaryasa Bridge in Tudun Wada Local Government Area.