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COVID-19: Niger state reduces salaries of political appointees by 30%

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Niger State government has announced the reduction of salaries and allowances of all Political office holders in the state by 30 percent.

A statement by the Secretary to the State Government Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, on Tuesday, disclosed that the reduction of the salaries is with immediate effect. The Secretary explained that the pay cut in salaries and allowances will also affect the State Governor, the deputy Governor, Commissioners, Special Advisers and other Political Appointees.

 “The reduction which is temporary was also in consideration of the economic situation imposed on the State by the Coronavirus pandemic, the State Government would transparently resume full payment of salaries and allowances when the economic situation improves”. Ibrahim Matane said.

The Secretary to the Niger State Government, Ahmed Matane, however, regretted any inconvenience the reduction might cause the affected Officers.

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