Ganduje’s reversal of minimum wage, abuse of constitution – Lawyer


By Ismail Auwal

A Kano based Human Right lawyer, Barrister Abba Hakima, has accused Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of abusing Nigeria’s constitution, after the governor made a U-turn on payment of the N30,000 minimum wage.

The government had announced it’s reversal to the payment of the 18, 000 minimum wage to the state civil servants against the N30,000 currently stipulated by law.

In an interview with Sahelian Times, Hikima classified the act as an abuse to Nigerian constitution.

“The act can be classified as illegal and immoral, section 44 of the Nigerian Constitution has clearly shown that the salary of a civil servant cannot be taken away from him without due process,” he pointed out.

Hikima added that just like any other proceedings, the governor needs the approval of the state’s assembly before the reversal take place.

It will be recalled that in December 2019, the state government agreed to commence the payment of the new minimum wage, to the state civil servants.

Sahelian Times has reported how civil servants in Kano state have cried out over the incessant deductions of their salaries and pensions by the state government.

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