N30,000 Minimum Wage Will Not Work – State Governors Declare

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) says there is no way state governors can afford to pay N30,000 as workers’ minimum wage.

Making this known after an emergency meeting in Abuja on Wednesday night, the NGF said states would go bankrupt if they paid workers the proposed minimum wage.

Chairman of the Forum Governor Abdulaziz Yari, who read the communiqué after the meeting, said that a new committee would be raised to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari over the issue.

A tripartite committee comprising government officials, representatives of the organised labour and those of the organised private sector had recommended N30,000 as national minimum wage but the governors proposed N20,000 while the federal government said it could only afford N24,000.

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