The Kano State Government on Friday sacked no fewer than 2,620 street sweepers under the employ of the state’s Refuse Management and Sanitation Board. The Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Muhammad Garba, while addressing the press after the weekly state executive council meeting in Kano, said: (see more…) the disengagement of the sweepers followed the government’s determination to curb unnecessary expenditure. The commissioner said the state government was spending not less than N26.2 million every month to pay the 2,620 sweepers as each worker collects a monthly allowance of N10, 000. He complained that most of the sacked sweepers do not even report for work. Garba explained that the termination of their appointments would pave way for probity and accountability in the board. The commissioner however added that the state government revoked all the shops allocated to individuals within the vicinity of the Sani Abacha Stadium by the immediate past administration of ex-Governor Kwankwaso. “The state government noted with dismay that those corner shops within the Sani Abacha Stadium were not in line with public interest and henceforth revoked it,” he said.