Kaduna LG Chairman Slash Own Salary, Allowances By 50%

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The newly appointed interim Local Government chairman for
Kudan Local Government in Kaduna state, Dauda Iliya Abba, has slashed his
salary and allowances by 50 per cent. Abba, who was sworn in last week by
Kaduna state governor, Nasir El Rufai made the announcement in a statement
signed by him yesterday.
He is perhaps the first and only local government chairman
to cut his salary and allowances by half, taking a cue from the state governor
who had in the first week of assuming office slashed his salary by 50 per cent.
Read his press statement after the cut.

“I, Dauda Iliya Abba, interim Chairman of Kudan Local
Government in Kaduna State, hereby announce that henceforth my salary and allowances
have been cut downward by 50%.”
“This cost-cutting measure has become imperative considering
the economic realities of Kudan Local Government Area. I also appeal to members
of my team, particularly the interim councillors to emulate this collective
sacrifice as exemplified by our leaders, the President Muhammadu Buhari and our
state Governor, Mal. Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai.
“This will go a long way in resuscitating our dilapidated
infrastructures, as this administration will no longer tolerate wastage and
leakages of public funds at the detriment of the overriding interest of the
majority that we are here to serve.
“In addition, Kudan will lead the way in enhancing
transparency in the way the Local Government resources are being spent.
“As a first step, we shall be publishing all our proceeds in
terms of allocation and other accrued revenues regularly.
“How these proceeds are being spent, shall always be
subjected to public knowledge. As we are in the public service to serve the
public. Therefore, public funds must be subjected to public scrutiny. In the
end, Kaduna will be great again,” he said.

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