Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has met with the Ministers of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, Finance, Zainab Ahmed, and Budget, Udoma Udo Udoma over the minimum wage.

The Federal Government had earlier rejected the N22,500 minimum wage proposed by the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF).

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The Labour Minister, Chris Ngige confirmed the meeting to journalists at the State House on Wednesday.

He noted that a full-scale meeting has been scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 1, 2018.

Ngige said the N22,500 is lower than the N24, 000 recommended by the federal government.

Concise News recalls that the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), who is also the Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, had announced on Tuesday that governors have agreed to pay N22,500 to workers after months of deliberation.