By; AMOS TAUNA, Kaduna
The Coalition of Northern Groups, Kano State Chapter, has expressed dismay with the recent attitude of the state government in deducting salaries and allowances of the state workers and pensioners.
The group noted that this time of high and exorbitant prices of essential commodities as well as necessary services like medical, transport and so on, deducting salaries would not augur well to the teeming populace of civil servants, ex-servants and the economy in general.
Ali Abubakar Sadiq, Chairman, CNG Kano State Chapter, in a statement made available to New Nigerian on Sunday, said, “At Kano State level, we noticed with dismay the recent attitude of Kano State Government’ of deducting salaries and allowances of state workers and pensioners respectively.”
The Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, Kano state chapter, according to the statement, is a conglomerate of several youth associations, Community Based Organizations, Women associations and many more interest and like minds groups that are meant to inculcate patriotism, self reliance and to serve as watchdog and guide to any institution of government.
It said after thorough deliberation, the group resolved that the Kano state government should henceforth halt and or abstain from deducting anyone’s salary or pension allowance.
It observed that all money deducted should immediately be paid back to those who are legitimately entitled to it.
Instead of deducting salaries, the group explained that the Kano state government must pay attention to the recruitment of new teaching staff as suggested recently by the State House of Assembly to deal with menace that its educational system faces and always bedevil it.