Ganduje reverts to N18,000 minimum wage, blames COVID-19, recession
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has reverted to N18,000 minimum wage for the state workers.
The state government had in December 2019 agreed to pay workers N30,000 as minimum page after President Muhammadu Buhari in April 2019 signed the new minimum wage act into law.
However, Ganduje’s spokesman Salihu Tanko-Yakasai on Wednesday said that the state had reverted to N18,000 minimum wage due to the recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The state government has reverted to the initial minimum pay due to the recession. What we are getting now as a government has reduced, and we can’t afford to pay the N30,000 minimum wage,” he said.
“We saw the deduction in our November and then December pay, and nobody told us anything,” a source was quoted saying.
“The pensioners also had deduction in their pay and no reason has been given for this.”