We can’t pay N30,000 minimum wage for March, pls shelve strike- Kano govt to NLC

The Kano State government has said it will not be paying N30,000 minimum wage for March because of the shortfalls in the state’s finances.

Describing the situation as temporary, the Kano government insisted it would be difficult to implement the consolidated minimum wage.

Commissioner for Information in the state, Malam Muhammad Garba, in a statement, explained that the drop in federal allocation for the period under review has made it difficult for the government to implement the new salary package.

Malam Garba said for March, the state government received a total allocation of N12, 400, 000, 000 billion from the federation account, out of which the state collected N6, 100, 000, 000, 000 billion, while the 44 local governments collected the sum of N6, 300, 000, 000 billion.

The commissioner said for the state government to pay the consolidated wages to its workers, it needs additional billions of naira which is currently not…

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