Salary reduction in Kano: govt reverts to 18,000 minimum wage

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Salary earners in Kano state have cried out salary reduction of not less than N5,000 each in the November and December Salary of 2020, as the state government reverts to N18,000 minimum wage.

Although no genuine reason has been given by the Kano state government for such reduction workers have not received complete entitlements.

It would be recalled that the Kano state government was among the first to increase workers basic salary in Nigeria where governor Abdullahi Ganduje announced N30,600 as basic salary in the state.

However, the state government was unable to meet up with that in November and December 2020.

More so, the pensioners money has also been deducted without any reason provided to the pensioners by the state government.

Mr Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, media aide to Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, governor of the state, disclosed that owing to the recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the state is unable to continue paying N30,000.

“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.

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