So, it turns out that the Kano State Government can no longer afford to pay its workers the approved National minimum wage of N30,000 and has now reverted to the previous payment of N18,000.
This information was revealed by the spokesman to the Governor, Salihu Tanko-Yakasai who said that the State can no longer pay the approved money due to the recession caused by the covid-19 virus.
This change is coming almost two years after the President signed in the approval for the N30,000 minimum wage.
I believe that this will be quite devastating to the workers of Kano State as they are also going through the phase of recession that the Government is equally complaining about.
But, isn’t this against the law? Are state governments allowed to go against laws that are signed in by the President of the country?
Shouldn’t there be an intervention from the Federal Government to put a stop to this or is it possible that they are also in on this?
How long before the Kano State Government reverts back to the approved minimum wage?
How can we be sure that this is only applicable to Kano State and other State Governments haven’t started top consider this as a way to cut costs?