• Better Rivers posted an update 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    MINIMUM WAGE WAHALA

    The meeting between President Buhari and the Nigerian Governor’s Forum to resolve the raging dispute over the proposed N30,000 National Minimum Wage ended in a deadlock today, Monday in Abuja.

    The meeting took place at the Presidential Villa. The Chairman of the NGF, and Governor of Zamfara State, Mr Abdulazeez Yari, led a smaller team of governors to the meeting to speak for the Forum.

    Those at the meeting included Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode; Kebbi State Governor, Mr Atiku Bagudu; and the Enugu State Governor, Mr Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

    The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, was also at the meeting. Recall that the majority of the 36 state governors had maintained that they could only afford to pay N22,500 .