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Minimum Wage: Buhari, Ngige, Governors Meet In Aso Rock

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Buhari, Governors In A Crucial Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in a meeting with a delegation of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) at the State House Villa, Abuja over the new minimum wage for Nigerian workers.

Recall that the tripartite panel on the new minimum wage chaired by a former Head of Service, Amal Pepple had weeks ago, recommended N30,000 as the country’s new national minimum wage.

The NGF had last week after an emergency meeting of governors on the minimum wage in Abuja, lamented that many states wouldn’t be able to afford the N30,000 without sacking workers.

The forum thereafter, set up a committee with governors of Lagos, Kebbi, Plateau, Bauchi, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Enugu and Kaduna states as members to meet with President Buhari on the proposed new minimum wage.

Naija News learnt that the NGF committee is being led by the forum’s chairman and Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari in the ongoing meeting.

Yari arrived the State House around 1.pm and went straight to the President’s office for the meeting. The minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige is also in attendance.

Source: Naija News

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