Governors agree to pay 22,500 naira minimum wage

Governors of the thirty- six States under the aegis of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, have agreed to pay a minimum wage of 22,500 naira.

The agreed sum of 22,500 naira is a difference of 7,500 naira from the 30,000 naira being requested for by the Organised Labour.

Rising from a meeting in Abuja, the governors explained that it became imperative for them to take the position against the backdrop that the percentage of salaried workers was not more than 5percent of the total working population.

Reading a communique at the end of the Emergency meeting, Governor of Zamfara State and chairman of NGF, Abdulaziz Yari said that the position of the state Executives must not just reflect a figure, but also a sustainable strategy based on ability and capacity to pay, as well as reflective of all developmental needs in each State.

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