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MINIMUM WAGE: Nigerian governors set to hold emergency meeting over December deadline



MINIMUM WAGE: Nigerian governors set to hold emergency meeting over December deadline

In an apparent move to meet up with the deadline given by organised labour over the new minimum wage, governors have schedule an emergency meeting to hold in Abuja later in the day.

The tripartite committee that oversaw the meeting between labour union and the Federal Government had agreed on N30,000 and the report has since been submitted to the President while still waiting it to be sent to the National Assembly.

The labour union last night gave the presidency two weeks to forward the new minimum wage bill to the National Assembly.

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The news of the N30,000 minimum wage has sparked different reactions from the governors.

While some governors expressed readiness to pay the amount, others argued that there were no sufficient funds to pay the workers the agreed amount.

Meeting under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum (SGF), the meeting is expected to be presided over by Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state.

Top on the agenda will be the stand of the governors on the new minimum wage in a bid to avert strike by the organised labour.

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