Minimum Wage: Osinbajo’s Meeting With Governors End In Deadlock

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, today, met six state governors to deliberate over the minimum wage demanded by the organised labour.

The meeting, which was held behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, reportedly ended inconclusively as the governors and the Federal government could not reach an agreement.

One of the governors told State House correspondents after the meeting that although the governors were willing to pay the N30,000 new minimum wage demanded by workers, they lack the capacity to do so.

The governor disclosed that an emergency meeting of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum would be convened on Tuesday.

Discussions at the meeting, according to him, will focus on finalising agreements on an exact minimum wage the states are willing to pay their workers.

Also present at the meeting on Monday were the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, and the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed.

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