President Muhammadu Buhari is said to be have called for an emergency Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Tuesday, January 15
President Muhammadu Buhari has called for an emergency Federal Executive Council (FEC), meeting on Tuesday, January 15, Daily Trust reports.
The FEC meeting, which was tagged extraordinary, will be presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Usually, FEC meeting holds on Wednesdays at the council chamber, but this one is coming a day earlier. In December 2018, a special FEC session was convened on a Friday for the consideration and approval of 2019 budget proposal. According to an unnamed source, the meeting is in connection with the new national minimum wage.
During the inauguration of the technical advisory committee on the implementation of the new national minimum wage, the president had said that his government was working on the final steps that will lead to the submission of a national minimum wage Amendment Bill to the National Assembly.
The FEC meeting may address the draft bill on the new wage and then be possibly passed to the National Assembly.for approval. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) had said that the presentation of the bill will be the only condition for the prevention of a nationwide industrial action. A source who spoke on condition of anonymity informed newsmen that “all members of the FEC have been advised to cut short official visits or campaign activities in their states to be at the session.”