Governors meet again over new minimum wage, others


Governors of 36 states of the federation under the auspices of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) are currently holding an emergency meeting over the new minimum wage.

Organised Labour has given a December deadline for all processes leading to the implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage, threatening to embark on another strike action should it fail.

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They insist they will not to accept anything less than the N30,000 recommended by the minimum wage Tripartite Committee to President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Head Media and Public Affairs of the NGF, Abdulrazaque Barkindo, who confirmed that the meeting, initially scheduled for 8pm but moved to 5pm Wednesday, said the governors must make a decision on the minimum wage and other important issues on the agenda.

NGF chairman and Governor of Zamfara State Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari is presiding over the meeting.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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