President Muhammadu Buhari orders state governors to pay salaries before Christmas, inaugurates minimum wage committee

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, ordered State Governors to pay workers before Christmas.

The President gave the order while meeting with the Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Basir Ahmad, made the disclosure in a tweet via his twitter handle while the meeting was ongoing.

According to Ahmad, “President Muhammadu Buhari during the meeting with state governors, charged them to ensure that they pay all the salaries owed workers before Christmas.”

President Buhari, on Monday, also inaugurated the National Minimum Wage Committee.

The committee, which is chaired by Ms. Ama Pepple is saddled with the responsibility of negotiating a new National Minimum Wage for Nigerian workers.

The 30-member committee was inaugurated inside the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Buhari had on Thursday approved the appointment of a 30-member tripartite National Minimum Wage Committee for the negotiation of a new National Minimum Wage.

The committee consists persons from the public sector, (Federal and State Governments) as well as Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA).

Other members include: the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) and Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME).

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