Minimum wage: Buhari, meet governor over proposed N30,000


President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met behind closed doors with representatives of the Nigerian Governors ’ Forum over the disagreement between the organised labour and state governors on the proposed N 30 , 000 minimum wage .



The News Agency of Nigeria had reported that the Amal Pepple Tripartite Committee on the Review of National Minimum Wage , had on Nov . 6 , submitted its report to Buhari where it recommended N30 ,000 as the new national minimum wage .

While receiving the report , the president expressed his commitment to ensuring the implementation of a new national minimum wage and pledged to transmit an Executive bill ( on National Minimum Wage ) to the National Assembly for its passage within the shortest time possible.

He expressed the delight that the committee had successfully completed its assignment in a peaceful and non -controversial manner .

Buhari said that the Federal Government would soon transmit an Executive bill ( on National Minimum Wage ) to the National Assembly for its passage within the shortest time possible .

However , the 36 state governors had since expressed reservations over the proposed N 30 ,000 new minimum wage by the Amal Pepple Committee , saying the state governments were not in a stable financial position to pay the new wage .

The Chairman of the Governors ’ forum and Governor of Zamfara State , Alhaji Abdul ’aziz Yari, had on Nov . 15 , told newsmen at the end of an emergency meeting of the governors in Abuja that payment of N 30 ,000 wage was impracticable .

NAN reports that representatives of the Governors ’ forum , who met with the president over the issue , included Governors of Zamfara , Lagos , Kaduna, and Enugu States , while the Minister of Labour and Employment , Chris Ngige was also in attendance.
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