Minimum Wage: State Governors Insists They Can’t Pay
State governors in Nigeria have said they cannot afford to pay workers a minimum wage of N30,000 unless the organised labour wants its members to be sacked. Asides this, the governors asked the Federal Government to also accede to the review of the national revenue allocation formula. Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State said that a new committee would be raised to meet with President Buhari over the issue. According to him, the committee would work out another formula for quickly resolving the problem associated with the proposed minimum wage.
A tripartite committee of the Federal Government and the Labour-union had recommended N30, 000 as the new minimum wage. Though the President received the report, he, however, said that he was still studying it.