Nigerian governors have again maintained silence on the issue of minimum wage even as they met with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed-door at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Friday.
Instead, according to the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Abdulaziz Yari, the President challenged them to tighten their belts in revamping the nation’s economy.
Speaking with the State House correspondents immediately after the meeting, Mr Yari said: “Mr President, as usual, responded by telling us that the economy is in a bad shape and we have to come together and think and rethink on way forward.
“So, Mr President talked to us in the manner that we have a task ahead of us. So, we should tighten our belts and see how we can put Nigerian economy in the right direction and how we can address the nation’s infrastructural decay.
“So, all of us as leaders especially those that are coming to the National Assembly and those coming back as governors and the president who will be re-elected by God grace we should not think that things are going to be easy.
”They are going to be harder than before, this was the message of Mr President,’’ he said.
However, Mr Yari declined to confirm on whether the meeting discussed the issue of the proposed N30,000 minimum wage.