20 January 2013

Nigeria: Kano to Pay Worker's Salaries From Revenue Account

Kano — Kano State government will soon start paying its workers salaries from the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), Kano State Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Abdullahi Mahmud Gaya, told his Kogi State counterpart yesterday.

Speaking in his office when Kogi State Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Zakari Alfa, paid him a courtesy call, Gaya said Kano State has adopted measures that would harness and boost its revenue generating strategies.

He added that as a result of these measures the state has succeeded in achieving an increase in its internally generated revenue from N450 million to 1.8 billion monthly within one-and-a-half year.

He noted that with that amount, the state has concluded arrangements to start paying its worker's salaries from the IGR account.

Earlier in his address, the Kogi State commissioner said he was in Kano to see how the state was able to set record on IGR.

He added that Kogi State is willing to borrow the strategies adopted by Kano state, to implement them in his state.

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