Kano State Executive Council has given approval for the commencement of implementation of the newly introduced welfare and retirement benefits to judicial officers in the state.
The welfare comprises the provision of a house that consists of a three-bedroom apartment, a two-room guest chalet, two-room boys’ quarters, an office facility, and a surrounding wall.
The state commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs, Malam Muhammad Garba disclosed this while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the weekly council’s meeting held at the Council Chambers, Government House, Kano.
He 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 the Court of Appeals.
The commissioner explained that under the package, the entry Grade Level for newly employed medical officers 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.