Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano has reverted to the old minimum wage of M18,000.
The decision, according to Salihu Tanko Yakassai, his Special Adviser on Media who confirmed the news on Wednesday, was due to recession.
He said the state’s revenue has reduced hence the adjustment.
“Yes, the state government has also stopped the payment of N30,000 minimum wage to its workers with immediate effect”, Yakassai said.
“The state was unable to continue paying N30,000 because what the state was currently getting as a government had reduced.
“The state government has reverted to the initial minimum wage due to the recession.”
He added the state will revert back to the normal payment once the situation normalises.