The Kano Executive Council has approved the implementation of a newly introduced welfare and retirement benefit package for judicial officers in the state.
The welfare comprises the provision of a house, a three-bedroom apartment, a two-room guest chalet, a two-room boys’ quarters, an office facility and the surrounding wall.
The state Commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs, Malam Muhammad Garba made this known while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the weekly council meeting in Kano.
Garba explained that the welfare package introduced and being implemented at the federal level is in accordance, with the National Judicial Council Resolution on Welfare and Retirement Package for judicial officers, retired High Court Judges and Khadis of the Court of Appeals.
“The newly employed consultants are to commence with CONMES six rather than five, while nurses, pharmacists and other clinical staff are also to be skipped from CONHESS nine to 11 while skipping CONHESS 10,” he added.
The commissioner said the cost commitments of skipping for doctors currently working stood at N43million, while for the other clinical staff, the difference in salary is N29.7million.(NAN)