Niger's Gov. Bello, Deputy take 30% salary cut as COVID-19 hits economy
Gov Abubakar Bello of Niger on Tuesday ordered a 30 per cent slash in the salaries and allowances of all political officers in the State.
“Those to be affected by the order include the governor, his deputy, commissioners, special advisers and all other political appointees,” the statement said.
It said that the “temporary” slash was in view of the economic situation occasioned by the Coronavirus pandemic.
“Government will transparently resume full payment of salaries and allowances when the economic situation improves,” the statement stated and quoted the governor as regretting the inconvenience the reduction might cause affected persons.
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