The Nigeria Governors’ Forum says only two states have not sat down with Labour Negotiating Committees on the Thirty Thousand Naira minimum wage, stressing that they will do that and all the thirty-six states will pay accordingly.
According to the umbrella body for the thirty-six state governors in the country, the matter has become a non-issue as all its members have all agreed to pay the minimum wage.
Speaking with newsmen, Head, Media and Public Affairs of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Abdulrazaque Barkindo, explained that over twenty state governors have already agreed to pay, and others still meeting with their various Labour unions negotiating teams with a view to resolving the matter.
Mr. Barkindo, who said that there was nothing to worry about alleged moves by twenty five states to shut down the economy over the minimum wage impasse, said that with the level the governors had reached with Labour unions, there was nothing like shutting down the economy as that will not happen.
On the way forward, the spokesperson of the Forum urged the Nigeria Labour Congress, the Trade Union Congress and other Labour unions to negotiate with their respective states to address the issue.