The Kano Internal Revenue Service,( KIRS) has temporarily relieved 308 temporary workers of their jobs due to fall in Internally Generated Revenue in the state caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Chairman of the KIRS, Mr Bala Inuwa told reporters on Wednesday in Kano, said the action resulted in the ravaging coronavirus pandemic.
“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 had expired since 2018.
“For that reason their services were terminated and they were asked to reapply if they are interested,” the Chairman said.
The KIRS boss also further explained the level of financial constraints being encountered by the Service.
Bala saying, “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”.