President Buhari in closed-door meeting with Governors over minimum wage

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently locked with some state governors in a closed-door meeting over the yet to be concluded issue of what should be the minimum wage of the average civil servant in Nigeria in an attempt to bring the issue which has caused ripples across the nation, to be solved.

Also in attendance is the country’s Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, as well as the chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Governor Abdulaziz Yari.

It was gathered that the 36 state governors had met last week, resolved and announced they would be unable to pay the N30,000 per month minimum wage being demanded by labour unions.

In a bid to enforce their decision as against the strike threatened by the Labour Unions, the governors also threatened to carry out a mass sack if they are forced to implement the new wage.

As at the time of this report, a committee has been set up to meet with President Buhari over the matter with members of the committee to include governors of Lagos Bauchi, Akwa Ibom,, Kebbi, Plateau, Ebonyi, Kaduna and Enugu state.

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