Governors to take position on new minimum wage today Tuesday

The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) is to hold an emergency meeting today Tuesday October 30, to discuss the national minimum wage and come up with a position.

Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara spoke with State House correspondents on the matter after an expanded Economic Management Team meeting at the Presidential Villa Abuja.

Organised labour has been at odds with the Federal Government over demands to increase the remunerations of public sector workers. Nigerian public sector workers are classified as earning some of the lowest wages in the world, although political office holders in the country, including the nation’s bicameral legislature earn some of the highest wages in the world.

A communique issued at the end of its emergency meeting and signed by the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, and the General-Secretary, Peter Ozo-Eson, directed labour to commence an indefinite nationwide strike from November 6.

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