The Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari yesterday revealed that he could not arrive at a conclusion yet on if he would pay the N30,000 new minimum wage. Masari, who was represented by Idris Tune, the Head of Service at a rally which was organized to mark Workers’ Day in the state, disclosed that his government would have to meet with the labour union on the issue.
“This is a process. We cannot conclude that we are going to pay N30,000 minimum wage. We are going to dialogue with the labour leaders and arrive at a conclusion that is reality to the Katsina state government and the welfare of the workers.
“We have never wavered in catering for the welfare of workers, so the issue of minimum wage cannot be an exception also,” he said.
Katsina state incidentally is the state of origin of the President Muhammadu Buhari, and the state governor is also on the platform of his party.
More on Katsina State: Katsina, usually referred to as Katsina State to distinguish it from the city of Katsina which is the state capital, is a state in North West zone of Nigeria. Its capital is Katsina, and its Governor is Aminu Bello Masari, a member of the All Progressives Congress. Katsina State was carved out of old Kaduna State in 1987.
The state is predominantly Muslim, and Gobarau Minaret is an important building. Sharia is valid in the entire state. The Church of Nigeria has a Diocese of Katsina. The Redeemed Christian Church of God and the Roman Catholic Church are fairly present in the state.
The current Governor of the state, Aminu Masari ran for the office of Katsina State Governor in the 2011 election under the platform of defunct Congress for Progressive Change. He lost the Election to PDP’s Ibrahim Shehu Shema.
In December 2014 he emerged as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the March 2015 elections.
Aminu Bello was declared winner of the 11 April 2015 Katsina State Governorship election, defeating Musa Nashuni.
Aminu Bello Masari was sworn in as the Executive Governor of Kastina State on 29 May 2015.
Aminu Bello Masari ran for a second term as Governor of Katsina in the March 9, 2019 Katsina State gubernatorial election under the platform All Progressives Congress having polled 1, 178, 864 votes against Peoples Democratic Party’s Senator Yakubu Lado who had 488, 621 votes.
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