There has been speculations on the minimum wage for weeks, mainly on the possibility of its outcome. The 36 governors have not agreed to the terms for the fear of being in more debt. This propelled the meeting that held today with President Buhari. According to report from Premium Times, President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with some state governors in his office at the State House in Abuja. The report given states that the governors of Lagos, Kebbi, Plateau, Bauchi, Akwa Ibom, Enugu, Ebonyi and Kaduna states were at the villa to discuss the issue of minimum wage for Nigerian workers.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige and Governor Abdulaziz Yari, the chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) were also in attendance. The report also reveals that ‘after a series of meetings by a tri-partite committee comprising labour, state and federal government officials led by a former Head of Service, Ama Pepple, the committee recommended that the government should increase the minimum wage to N30,000.’
President Buhari ‘had while receiving the report of the committee said he would subject it to all processes after which a bill would be sent to the National Assembly for passage into law.’