Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in a closed-door meeting with representatives of Governors of the 36 states of the federation under the auspices of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) on ways to resolve the minimum wage issue.
The governors had last resolved to present another formula to address the issue of minimum wage to President Buhari.
The governors in attendance were Akinwumi Ambode (Lagos), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Simon Lalong (Plateau), Mohammed Abubakar (Bauchi), Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom), Dave Umahi (Ebonyi), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) and Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna).
The NGF chairman and Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, had told newsmen at the last emergency meeting that it was impracticable to implement the N30,000 minimum wage without downsizing the workforce all over the country.
He added that the only alternative to paying the N30,000 minimum wage was for the federal government to accede to the review of the national revenue allocation formula.