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Better minimal wage coming, governors guarantee labour

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum has assured Nigerians and the organised labour that higher minimal wage will end result from ongoing negotiations.

The governors had beforehand rejected the Federal Government’s proposal of N62,000, stating that some states would want to borrow cash to pay salaries.

Despite this, organised labour continues to demand a wage of N250,000.

The governors selected to carry an emergency assembly after the Federal Executive Council postponed the minimal wage dialogue on Tuesday to permit President Bola Tinubu to conduct broader consultations.

According to a communiqué launched after an emergency assembly that prolonged into the early hours of Thursday, signed by NGF appearing Director, Media, Ahmed Salihu, the Forum mentioned numerous points impacting the nation.

The communiqué indicated that the discussion board mentioned the brand new nationwide minimal wage and agreed to proceed participating with key stakeholders to succeed in a mutually acceptable resolution.

It learn, “The Forum obtained a presentation from the Minister of Women Affairs on the World Bank-Nigeria for Women Project Scale-Up, together with different actions of the ministry. Members famous the significance of the undertaking and emphasised the necessity to implement it on the state stage as initially conceived, because the states are the first obligors of the undertaking.

“The governors acknowledge the work and contributions of the Ministry of Women Affairs in selling gender equality, empowering ladies, and advancing social improvement throughout Nigeria.

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“The Forum discussed the new National Minimum Wage. The governors agreed to continue engaging with key stakeholders to reach a mutually agreeable solution. We remain dedicated to the process and assure that better wages will result from the ongoing negotiations.”

The 36 state governors highlighted the importance of the World Bank-Nigeria for Women Project Scale-Up and burdened the need of implementing it on the state stage as initially supposed, provided that the states are the first entities answerable for the undertaking.

The communique added ” We, members of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), at our assembly held right now, deliberated on points affecting the nation.

“Members obtained the Acting Country Director of the World Bank, Mr. Taimur Samad, and his crew to debate the financial institution’s numerous programmes at present being carried out within the states, together with HOPE Series of Projects: Nigeria Human Capital Opportunities for Prosperity and Equality, Food and Nutrition Security, NFWP-SU: Nigeria For Women Project Scale Up, NG-CARES: Nigeria Community Action (for) Resilience and Economic Stimulus Programme SABER: State Action on Business Enabling Reforms Program, SPIN: Sustainable Power and Irrigation for Nigeria Project.

“Members expressed willingness to proceed to supply the much-needed help to make sure programme effectiveness throughout the nation.

“Members obtained a briefing from Mr. Taiwo Oyedele, Chairman of the Presidential Fiscal Policy and Tax Reforms Committee. He highlighted the progress made concerning the continued Fiscal Policy and Tax Reforms. He sought the enter and help of their excellencies on plenty of proposals which might immediately impression the subnational stage of presidency.

“Members pledged their support for the Committee to ensure the successful implementation of these reforms and to collaborate closely to address any challenges that may arise.”

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