President Muhammadu Buhari has told state governors that the Nigerian economy is in a bad shape. The Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Abdulaziz Yari, disclosed this today after he and his colleagues met with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa.
Yari, said after thanking them, the president urged the governors to come together, think and rethink on the way forward. The governors met with Buhari on Thursday night over the lingering issue of a new minimum wage for workers.
A tripartite committee had recommended the payment of N30,000 as minimum wage.
But the governors said they could not afford it and that the only solution was to carry out massive retrenchment of workers.
Yari, who declined to comment on what they actually discussed with Buhari on the minimum wage, said the president also lamented how the previous administrations under the opposition Peoples Democratic Party “led to the nation’s infrastructure decay” despite huge oil revenue.
Yari said they also thanked Buhari for coming to the aid of states to enable them pay arrears of workers salaries by paying them the Paris and London clubs refunds without recourse to party differences.