36 state governors settle for N22,500 as new minimum wage

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum has agreed to pay the sum of N22,500 as new minimum wage for workers, as against the N30,000 demanded by labour unions.

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The governors said this after an emergency meeting of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum in Abuja late on Tuesday.

The Federal Government had earlier offered to pay N24, 000 as minimum wage.

Labour had declared that it would order workers to go on strike from November 6, 2018, if government refused to take a decisive action on its demand.

Tuesday’s meeting of the NGF was attended by the Ministers of Labour and Productivity and that of National Planning, Senator Chris Ngige, and Senator Udoma Udoma, respectively.

Chairman of the NGF, who is also the Governor of Zamfara State, Mr Abdulaziz Yari, who briefed journalists after the meeting, said the welfare of all Nigerians was uppermost in the minds of the governors.

Earlier, the NLC and the TUC took to major streets in some cities across Nigeria to sensitise the public to its planned nationwide strike scheduled to commence on November 6.

 

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