Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has on Wednesday, January 1, disclosed that the state will now pay its workers N30,600 as minimum wage.
According to him, the payment will be effective from December 2019 while the arrears of April – November 2019 would be paid in instalments over time.
The Nation reports that a statement by the commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, said the governor since the commencement of negotiation process between the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the FG had indicated his administration’s readiness to pay the restructured minimum wage.
According to Garba, in effect with the governor’s declaration, workers in the state are smiling home with their new pay from their respective banks.
He also said that the following agreement between the state government and the Joint Public Service Negotiation Council (JNC), arrears of April – November 2019 would be paid in instalments over time.
Garba further appealed to all Kano state civil servants to reciprocate the gesture by dedicating themselves to their duties so as to improve service delivery. He also called on workers, particularly those in the revenue-generating agencies to make an extra effort by ensuring that taxable individuals and corporate entities always pay their dues.
According to Garba, such efforts help the government continue its laudable development programmes for the teeming populace.