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Kano approves welfare package for judicial officers

The Kano State Executive Council has approved the commencement of implementation of a newly introduced welfare and retirement benefits to judicial officers in the state.

SOLACEBASE reports that the welfare comprises provision of a house which consist of three-bedroom apartment, two room guest chalet, two room boys quarters, office facility and surrounding wall.

The state commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs, Malam Muhammad Garba announced this while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the weekly council’s meeting held at the Council Chambers, Government House, Kano.

Garba said the welfare package introduced and being implemented at the federal level in line with the National Judicial Council Resolution on Welfare and Retirement Package for judicial officers is for retired High Court Judges and Khadis of Court of Appeals.

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The commissioner explained that under the package, the entry Grade Level for newly employed medical officer after the mandatory national service (NYSC) will be CONMES, while the proposal is to skip CONMES 2 to start from CONMES 3, which is being implemented by the federal government.

“The newly employed consultants are to commence with CONMES 6 rather than 5, while nurses, pharmacists and other clinical staff are also to be skipped from CONHESS 9 to 11, while skipping CONHESS 10,” he added.

Malam Garba said the cost commitments of skipping for doctors currently working stood at N43, 226, 585.94 million, while for the other clinical staff, the difference in salary is N29, 797, 026.95 million.


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