Vice-President Kashim Shettima, several governors, and members of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s economic team are currently having a meeting in Abuja. This gathering, organized by the National Economic Council (NEC), is taking place in the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa. The meeting is happening just days after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) postponed discussions about a planned New Minimum Wage for workers.

Shettima, governors present as NEC holds 141st meeting

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The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Muhammad Idris, explained that the memo was postponed to allow President Tinubu more time to consult with other stakeholders. At the NEC meeting, the topic of the minimum wage is expected to come up again as they try to reach a consensus.

Last night, the Governors Forum also held a meeting in Abuja to talk about the New National Minimum Wage. A statement released after the meeting said that the governors agreed to keep talking with key stakeholders to find a solution everyone can agree on.

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The NEC includes all 36 state governors, the Governor of the Central Bank, and other appointed members. It is chaired by the Vice President and meets monthly to advise the President on economic matters and planning.

Some of the governors attending the ongoing 141st meeting are Usman Ododo (Kogi), Uba Sani (Kaduna), Lawal Dauda (Zamfara), Charles Soludo (Anambra), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Lucky Ayedatiwa (Ondo), Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa), AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq (Kwara), Caleb Mutfwang (Plateau), Hope Uzodimma (Imo), Biodun Oyebanji (Ekiti), Muhammed Inuwa Yahaya (Gombe), Peter Mbah (Enugu), Francis Nwifuru (Ebonyi), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Umar Radda (Katsina), Abba Yusuf (Kano), Umar Namadi (Jigawa), and Umar Bago (Niger).