- The federal government has spoken on when the new minimum wage deal recently agreed upon with labour will be effected
- The government said that the payment will be made as soon as possible
- This was revealed by the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige on Friday, October 18
Following the agreement between the federal government and the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) on the new minimum wage, the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, has revealed when the long-awaited adjustment will begin.
Ngige on Friday, October 18, speaking to journalists in Abuja, said that the payment will be effected immediately, Daily Trust reports.
Concerning the change in payment for various categories of civil servants, the minister said: “For COMESS wage structure grade level 7 gets 23%, level 8 gets 20%, level 9 gets 19%, levels 10 to 14 get 16% while levels 15 to 17 get 14%.
“For those on the second category of wages structure, CONHES, CONRRISE, CONTISS etc, level 7 gets 22.2%, levels 8 to 14 get 16%, levels 15 to 17 get 10.5%."
The minister, however, explained that the pay adjustments of military and paramilitary are reflected in the deal and will be transmitted through the right means.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that after much waiting and a lot of deliberation, the federal government and organised labour reached a deal on the new minimum wage.
In response to the news, the national president of NLC, Ayuba Wabba , said that the agreement was victory for Nigerian workers.
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