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Kano refutes plans to lay off workers

07 December 2015, 09:43

Abuja - The Kano State government has denied reports it intended to reduce the federal minimum wage or downsize its work force because of the current economic crunch facing the country.

The wage is set at 18 000 but some states have reported they were struggling to pay.

However, Kano State Commissioner for Finance, Prof. Kabiru Isa Dandago, speaking at an event to inaugurated the state task force committee to monitor the biometric data capturing system for state civil servants, denied the state would reduce the wage.

Also read: Fire guts furniture section of Sabon Gari market in Kano

“We don’t have problem with paying minimum wages in Kano and as a matter of fact, the government is not complaining of incapacitation to meet its demand in that regard,” Dandago said.

He allayed palpable fears of workers and growing agitation by workers unions.

Dandago said the state government never complained of any hindrance to paying workers their salaries.

He insisted that government had no known challenges that might prevent the state from meeting its monthly recurrent expenditure.

“We are working hard to remain self-reliant despite the dwindling federal allocation,” said Dandago. 

- CAJ News


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