President Muhammadu Buhari has today met with state governors over the proposed N30,000 minimum wage.
On November 6, the tripartite committee on the review of national minimum wage had submitted its report to the president after recommending that N30,000 be made the new national minimum wage.
Buhari expressed his commitment that the NMW was implemented and pledged than an executive bill would be transmitted to the national assembly for its passage within a short time.
Buhari was also impressed by the “peaceful and non-controversial manner” in which the committee carried out its assignment.
However, Zamfara state governor and chairman of the NGF, Abdulaziz Yari who spoke on behalf of his colleagues, had said it was impossible to implement the N30,000 minimum wage without downsizing the workforce all over the country.
According to Yari, he and his colleagues have agreed to pay N22,500 to workers.
Representatives of the forum who met with the president included Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, governor of Enugu state.
Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, was also in attendance.
Source: Naija News