March 22, 2019

Minimum Wage: Meeting Between Osinbajo, Governors Inconclusive

Minimum Wage: Meeting Between Osinbajo, Governors Inconclusive

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday in Abuja held a closed-door meeting with six state governors over the minimum wage as demanded by the organized labour across the country.

One of the governors who spoke to the media after the conclusion of the meeting declared the outcome as “inconclusive”.

He also explained the governors were willing to pay the minimum wage of N30,000 as demanded by workers but they lacked the capability to do so.

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An emergency meeting of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum would be convened on Tuesday where the governors would brainstorm and finalize agreements on an exact figure to be paid to the workers.

The meeting was also attended by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, and the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed.

The state governors present at the meeting were Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari; Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu; Osun State Governor, Rauf Aragbesola; and Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong.

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