A former Governor of Kano State and leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, has instructed his successor Abba Kabir Yusuf not to pay the N30,000 minimum wage.

Kwankwaso revealed that the incoming administration will not be able to pay the new minimum wage because it is expecting to inherit an empty treasury from the state governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

The PDP chieftain said this yesterday while addressing supporters of the opposition party in the state.

He added that the state will not pay because it is the All Progressives Congress (APC) manifesto but he assured that workers will receive their salaries on or before 25th of every month.

Kwankwaso said, “As the leader of the party in Kano, I have directed our Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, not to pay the minimum wage because that is the APC manifesto and we will not take it.

“Anyway, we will ensure that workers get their salaries on or before the 25th of every month, but what we will not do is to pay the minimum wage.”

The governorship election conducted in the state was declare inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The supplementary election will be conducted on March 23rd, 2019.