Tinubu and Governors to Discuss at NEC Meeting on Thursday

President Asiwaju Bola Tinubu
President Asiwaju Bola TinubuGoogle Photos

President Bola Tinubu will attend the 142nd National Economic Council (NEC) meeting on Thursday to discuss the new national minimum wage with state governors.

The President's Chief of Staff, Femi Gbajabiamila, revealed this unusual plan while leading a delegation to commiserate with Vice President Kashim Shettima over the demise of his mother-in-law in Kano.

The meeting comes days after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) stepped down the report of the Tripartite Committee on New National Minimum Wage, citing the need for President Tinubu to further consult with state governors, local government authorities, and the private sector.

Information Minister Mohammed Idris explained that the national minimum wage affects all levels of government and the private sector, making it crucial to consider various perspectives before moving forward.

The Federal Government, Organised Private Sector and Labour had held several meetings on the new minimum wage, with the NLC and TUC leaders insisting on ₦250,000 and the government offering ₦62,000. However, state governors argued that they would not sustain any minimum wage higher than ₦60,000.

The National Economic Council, chaired by the Vice President and comprising the 36 state governors and other officials, meets monthly to advise the President on economic affairs and coordinate economic planning efforts.

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