Niger State Government has called for the understanding of the State Civil Servants and Political Appointees over salary reduction from the month of November following the short fall from the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC), as well as Internally Generated Revenue IGR of the State.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, described the situation as unfortunate especially now that the economy is hitting hard on people due to recession.
He however said the decision is temporal and is hopeful that soonest the situation will improve.
Governor Sani Bello, who attributed the short fall to the present poor economic disposition of the country, said it is not peculiar to the state alone.
The Governor noted that he is not unaware that a labourer deserves his full wage hence his administration will expedite actions towards thinking outside the box on ways to improve the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state so as to compliment whatever is coming from the FAAC.
He said, it is in line with this, that he recently assented to the Consolidated Revenue Law passed by the Niger State House of Assembly.
The Governor passionately appealed for the understanding of all Civil Servants, political appointees and their dependants assuring that government will not hesitate to do the needful as soon as the economic situation improve.
He said himself and his deputy are not exempted from the salary reduction.
Recently, the Federal Government officially announced that Nigeria has slipped into recession as the Country’s Gross Domestic Product GDP declined.