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Man returns salary Kano government has been paying into his late father’s account

Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano state has lauded a young man simply identified as Yusuf Sulaiman Sumaila for returning to government coffers, the salary received through his dead father’s bank account.

Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Digital Media, Abdullahi Ibrahim, in a statement, said Sumaila’s father died in October 2022 but the state government continued to pay his salary until August 2023.

According to him, when the deceased civil servant’s son noticed the error, he returned the salary which totalled N328, 115.75 to the state and notified the government of his father’s demise.

The statement read; “Yusuf stated that the state government had continued paying his late father’s salary into his account after his death in October 2022 until August 2023, when he made an official request for the payment to be stopped.

To the governor’s satisfaction, Yusuf also requested to return the backlog of 328,115.75 to the government, for which the governor personally invited him to his office to thank him.

Remarking, the governor commended Yusuf for his remarkable gesture, urging other young people to emulate him and uphold the value of honesty”.

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