The Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF, has agreed to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari again over the issue of new minimum wage before presenting a final dratf to the National Assembly.
The forum took the decision on Thursday at its last meeting for 2018, chaired by Abdulaziz Yari, Zamfara governor.
Yari and other members of The forum declined to speak with journalists after the meeting.
But the NGF head, media and public affairs, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, said the governors resolved to meet the president on Friday.
“It was a very short meeting, of course the very last one for the year, the meeting welcomed the newest governor in its midst, the Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola.
“The meeting resolved to meet the president on the issue of the minimum wage which hopefully will be resolved before the end of the year.
“The governors are also meeting the president tomorrow to thank him for the way he has handled the economy.”
The governors had offered to pay N22,500 while the federal government wants to pay N24,000 against the N30,000 being demanded by the organised labour as minimum wage.
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