… Says – Lagos is a Yardstick to Measuring Success
DESPITE having monthly salary bill equaling those of three states, Kano never failed to pay its civil servants.
According to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, who made the claim Friday, Kano state government has N9 billion salary bill monthly.
Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Rabiu Bichi, said on behalf of Ganduje during the second day of the NDIC workshop for financial journalists in Kano, that the state had embarked on various empowerment programmes to improve the living standard of residents.
Bichi cited “Mai Shai Empowerment Scheme,” meant for tea sellers in the state as one of the programmes, adding that Kano had also introduced new financial management practices that brought about financial prudence.
The Governor boasted that the state and Lagos were yardsticks to measuring the business environment in the country, while assuring that Kano was working on improving the ease of doing business.
He pointed out that the textile industry in Kano was being revived to its old glory.
The Governor added that foreign investors had been visiting the state with a view of investing in some of these moribund textile companies.
Ganduje further boasted that Kano had the highest primary school enrollment in Nigeria of over three million and two state universities.