Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has reverted to the former minimum wage of N18,000 for its workers.
In an interview yesterday, spokesperson to the governor, Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, said the state government has also stopped the payment of N30,000 minimum wage to its workers.
Tanko-Yakasai said the reason for the action is due to the recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
He added that the state is unable to continue paying N30,000 because what the state is getting now as a government has reduced.
“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 told reporters.