Governor Malam Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna says civil servants and political appointees in the state will take between 25 and 50% pay cut to support the state’s government fight against COVID-19.
According to mallam El ‘ Rufai,
The pay cut, will serve as their ‘donations’ to the state’s COVID-19 relief initiative, Daily Trust reports.
The State Governor said while career public servants earning a net pay of N67,000 and above after-tax will donate 25% of their pay monthly within the period of quarantine, all its senior appointees, including Commissioners, Permanent Secretaries, Special Advisers and Heads of Agencies will each donate N500,000 in April and subsequently donate 50% of their salaries until the quarantine ends.
El-Rufai, however, explained that no public servant will have less than N50,000 monthly to manage within the emergency period.
He added that other categories of political appointees will also be making monthly donations to support the provision of relief to the low income, poor and vulnerable residents of the state.
huh!!!!! Are these civil servants not underpaid?