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Niger cuts salary of civil servants, political appointees

The Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has appealed for understanding of civil servants and political appointees over a reduction in their November salary, as a result of the shortfall from the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FACC).

The salary cut was revealed in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mary Noel Berje, Bello, describing the situation as unfortunate, especially now that the economy is hitting hard on people due to recession.

The governor added that the government’s decision is temporary, and hopefully soonest, the situation will improve.

Bello, who attributed the shortfall to the present poor economy, noted that the situation is not peculiar to Niger State alone and promised that his administration will expedite action towards improving its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) to complement Federal government allocation.

The Governor also said that he and his deputy are also affected by the salary cut.

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