Plans by the Federal Government to implement new minimum wage may have been slowed down by some state governors who do not like the idea now.
This was revealed during a chat with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige.
The minister said that some state governors had disagreed with the fresh idea unless the current revenue allocation formula is reviewed in favour of the states and local government.
He said that many state governments made different submissions ranging from N22,000 monthly to N58,000 while some are of the view that the minimum wage should be maintained at the current N18,000 due to their inability to pay the current wages.
According to Ngige, when the minimum wage committee concludes its report, it will be submitted to the National Council of State and the Federal Executive Council for approval before a bill is sent to the National Assembly to legalise the work of the committee.