Governors meet over Minimum wage __Osibanjo - SyCtRenDs



Monday, October 29, 2018

Governors meet over Minimum wage __Osibanjo

A critical meeting chaired by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is ongoing at the State House Villa, Abuja on the National Minimum Wage, Daily Trust online reports.

In attendance at the closed doors meeting are the Chairman of the Governors Forum, Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state, Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Rauf Aragbesola (Osun) and Simon Lalong (Plateau).

Also in attendance are:  Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, the Ministers of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed and  Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma.

The Head of Service to the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, the Director General, National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission, Chief Richard Egbule and Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris are also attending the meeting.

Ngige had on Friday told reporters that the Federal and State governments would take a final position on the national minimum wage today after the meeting.

While the the Organized Labour is insisting on N30,000, Federal government wants to pay N24,000 and state governments want to pay N20,000.

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