According to a communique issued at the end of an emergency meeting held by the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) in Abuja, Yesterday, 14 November 2018, the Nigerian governors have asked the organised labour to choose between its proposed N30,000 minimum wage and their jobs. They espoused that the labour should be willing to agree to job cuts or the Federal Government accedes to a review of the national revenue allocation formula. The Governors stated they cannot afford to pay the 30,000 minimum wage unless the organised labour wants its members to be sacked in massive job cuts across the country.
The Chairman of the NGF who doubles as the governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, revealing the communiqué on behalf of his colleagues after the meeting said a new committee would be raised to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to work out another formula that would resolve over the issue.
Yari reiterated that he and his colleagues had seen the report of the Tripartite Committee report presented to President Muhammadu Buhari. He revealed that although the president has received the report, he however is still studying it. He also emphasised the unfairness in using the price of crude oil in the international market to determine the minimum wage and pointed out that while the governors would want to pay, they would not be able to do so due to meager We