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The meeting the federal government conveyed to discuss new minimum wage ended on an inconclusive note on Monday.

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Chris Ngige, minister of labour, Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance and six governors were in attendance at the meeting which held at the presidential villa, Abuja.

One of the governors told reporters that the meeting ended inconclusively.

He said though 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.

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

The meeting which ended in deadlock was also attended by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, and the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed.

State governors present at the meeting were Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari; Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu; Osun State Governor, Rauf Aragbesola; and Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong.





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