Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday presided over a special economic management meeting to discuss the issue of the new national minimum wage.

The meeting at the Presidential Villa was attended by the following ministers: Zainab Ahmed (Finance), Udo Udoma (Budget and National Planning), Okechukwu Enelamah (Industry, Trade and Investment), Chris Ngige (Labour and Employment) and the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachukwu.

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Others include the Executive Chairman of National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, Richard Egbule; Director, General Budget Office, Ben Akabueze; and Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Hameed Ali.

Ngige told newsmen last week Friday that he and the chairman of the negotiation team, Amma Pepple had briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the progress made by the committee on the issue, adding that the Special EMT meeting would also focus on minimum wage.