Minimum Wage: Governors Will Take Decision Today – Yari

Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara who is also Chairman, Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) on Monday promised that governors of Nigerian states will hold an emergency meeting today (Tuesday October 30, 2018) to discuss the national minimum wage and come up with a position. But a communiqué issued at the end of its own emergency meeting and signed by the President, Nigeria labour Congress (NLC), Mr. Ayuba Wabba, and the General-Secretary, Mr. Peter Ozo-Eson, directed labour to again commence an indefinite nationwide strike from November 6.

The Zamfara State spoke with State House correspondents after an expanded Economic Management Team meeting, which held at the Presidential Villa on Monday in Abuja. The organised labour has been at loggerheads 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.

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