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 on Thursday, August 6, 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, adding that the 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”. “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.