Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, the executive governor of Gombe State has approvement the appointment of the large crowd of 229 Special Assistants for his self.
These appointments of the SA’s are coming at a time when about 3,000 teachers are yet to receive salaries for about five months over allegation of being ghost workers.
Political observers, however, see the appointment of SAs as a political calculation to compensate people who worked for the governor’s victory during the 2015 polls.
A letter by the Acting Secretary to the State Government, Mr. James Pisagih, said the appointment of the new special assistants took effect from the day they resumed duty.
The new SAs, who are categorized into SA I, II, III and IV, were announced without any specific portfolio or assignment.
Daily Trust’s investigation revealed that people who served as SA I during the governor’s first tenure collected N80,000 as monthly salary, while SA II got N56,000 every month.
Monthly salaries of SA III and SA IV are pegged at N43,000 and N33,000 respectively.
Reliable sources told our correspondent that hundreds of people would also be appointed very soon as personal assistants to the governor.