Buhari and Governors meeting regarding minimum wage deadlocked
Buhari governors meeting upon minimum wage deadlocked
President Muhammadu Buhari meeting with the representatives of Nigeria Governor’s Forum, NGF, did not resolve the controversy surrounding the N30,000 proposed Minimum Wage by the Tripartite.
Although the representing governors did not chat to State House correspondents after the meeting that held astern closed-doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, it was reliably gathered that the Governors were adamant almost their initial proposal of N22,500 which they made at the eve of the flexibility of the committees report approaching October 6, 2018.
But there was an indication that the Governors might allow for N24,000 which was the proposed figure by the Federal Government that was turned away by the organised labour. The governors at the meeting yesterday were led by the Chairman of the NGF and Zamfara state governor, Abdulazeez Yari. Others partner the Lagos govt, Akinwumi Ambode; Enugu govt, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and that of Kebbi govt, Atiku Bagudu in addition to the minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige. The governors declined remarks after the meeting indicating that they may not have reached a consensus back the President around the subject of recommended N30,000 minimum wage. The media office of the President had promised to situation announcement a propos what transpired during the meeting, but as at the time of filing this savings account, the pronouncement was yet facilitate on. Recall that the Ama Pepple Tripartite Committee upon the Review of National Minimum Wage, had upon Nov. 6, submitted its savings account to President Buhari where it recommended N30,000 as the additional national minimum wage President Buhari While receiving the report, expressed his commitment to ensuring the implementation of a appendage national minimum wage and pledged to transmit an Executive report (upon National Minimum Wage) to the National Assembly for its passageway within the shortest attainable time. He expressed delight that the committee had successfully completed its assignment in a peaceful and non-controversial way of monster. The organised Labour recently said, no votes for the governors that refused to impinge on the N30,000 Minimum Wage, motto that the figure was a outcome of compromise. Chairman of the Governors forum and Governor of Zamfara, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, had upon Nov. 15, at the fall of an emergency meeting of the governors in Abuja said that payment of N30, 000 wage was impracticable.