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Minimum Wage: Governors meet Buhari today

Some APC governors after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja yesterday Photo: Felix Onigbinde
FILE PHOTO: Some APC governors after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja Photo: Felix Onigbinde

Governors of the 36 states of the country are to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari for a final resolution on the new national minimum wage, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Daily Trust online reports.

The Governors will meet with the President immediately after the ongoing extended National Economic Council (NEC) at the State House Conference Centre.

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The Governors, are to be led by the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors, Abdulaziz Yari to the meeting with the President.

They had earlier in October agreed on N22,500 as the new minimum wage they said they could afford to pay workers; the offer that has been rejected by the organised labour.

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The Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage, had in its report submitted to President Buhari last month, recommended N30, 000.

Our correspondent reports that the extended NEC is being chaired by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

In attendance at the NEC are David Umayi (Ebonyi),Abdullahi Umar Ganduje (Kano), Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara), Kashim Shettima (Borno), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Emmanuel Udom (Akwa Ibom), Simon Lalong (Plateau), Abubakar Sani Bello (Niger), Gboyega Oyetola (Osun), Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Nasiru El-Rufai (Kaduna) and Yahaya Bello (Kogi).

Some Deputy Governors are also in attendance including the Deputy Governor of Katsina State, Mannir Yakubu.

From the NEC meeting, the Governors would proceed to the President’s wing in the Villa for the meeting.

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