File image of labour members’parade during strike

President Muhammadu Buhari has met with representatives of Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) over the proposed N30,000 minimum wage for workers.

A tripartite committee, comprising government officials, representatives of the organised labour and those of the organised private sector, had recommended the wage in a report it submitted to the president.

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But Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Governor Abdulaziz Yari, said there was no way governors could afford to pay N30,000 as workers’ minimum wage.

To this end, Buhari is meeting with the governors with a view to resolving the issue.

He said that governors had no reason to decline to pay the wage, adding that they (governors) were part of the decision-making process.

Buhari’s assertion is in line with that of the Ayuba Wabba, the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), who had insisted that there was no going back on the N30,000 as against the existing N18,000.