A whopping number of workers and consultants belonging to the Kano State Internal Revenue Service, KIRS, has temporarily relieved of their jobs.
Per what we gathered, about 308 workers together with 60 consultants have been affected and it is all due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
This was revealed by the Chairman of the KIRS Bala Inuwa in a recent address where he said;
“We have temporarily relieved 308 temporary workers of their jobs pending the improvement of the Internally Generated Revenue in the state.
The KIRS is facing an unprecedented shortage of funds with a loss of about 70% of IGR monthly and cannot sustain the services of the temporary workers.
When we came on board a few months back, based on their terms of interest, the contract of 60 consulting companies have expired since 2018. For that reason their services were terminated and were asked to reapply if they are interested.
The IGR generated in the state during the COVID-19 is running between N550m to N700 monthly due to COVID-19 as against the former N2 billion generated monthly.”