The Kano State Government has stopped the payment of N30,000 as minimum wage.
This development was communicated in a telephone interview with the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Salihu Tanko-Yakasi, on Wednesday.
“Yes, the state government has stopped the payment of N30,000 minimum wage to its workers with immediate effect,” he replied.
He disclosed that the reason behind this was the recession witnessed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
He also added that what the state is currently getting has reduced, hence, the reason for this action.
“The state government has reverted to the initial minimum wage 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.
The Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress are still yet to react to this development.