Governors Meets On Minimum Wage, Security Issues

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum met in Abuja on Wednesday to discuss issues of minimum wage, insecurity and other matters of interests for the development of the country.

It was gathered that while the Nigeria Labour Congress is proposing a minimum wage of N65,000 for workers, the governors have been insisting on the staggering of the implementation of the new wage, if approved.

Also on the meeting agenda was discussion on the issue of insecurity, especially the killings in Jos.

The governors were also expected to meet with the Postmaster-General of the Nigerian Postal Service and the Attorneys General from 36 states of the federation on the contentious issue of Stamp duty.

Part of the agenda was to discuss the face up between the executive and legislative arms of government.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation expected to make representation on the actual oil revenue generation and remittance from the corporation, did not come.