The Kano State Government has commenced the payment of the N30,000 minimum wage and the consequential adjustment that follows for workers in December.
The Federal Government and the Organized Labour agreed on 23.2 percent increase on level 7 and 20 per cent for workers on level 8 while it agreed on 19 per cent increase for workers in Grade level 9.
President Muhammadu Buhari signed the new Minimum Wage Act into law on April 18, 2019.
With Labour reaching agreement with the Government at the National, the battle shifted to the states.
In Kano, an agreement was reached at the end of the committee of the State Government and the joint Public service Negotiating Council on 19th December, 2019 to commence payment from December, 2019.
The agreement letter made available to The Nation indicated the categories of the increment as follow: GL O9, 14 %, GL-10, 11 %, GL-12, 10 %, GL-13, 9 %, GL-14, 8%, GL-15-17, 6 %.
The letter reads: ”Government has agreed to…