FG commences payment for workers Minimum wage earning below N30,000

President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed the quick implementation of the N30,000 new national minimum wage for Federal Public Service worker right now earning below the lowest minimum wage.

The Chairman, National Salaries, Income, and Wages Commission, Richard Egbule, said this while tending to a news conference on the implementation of the new national minimum wage on Tuesday in Abuja.


He said the initiation of the approved payment would be controlled by the workplace of the Accountant-General and backdated to when the President consented to the arrangement.

According to Mr. Egbule, the approval takes effect from April 18 and will affect the salary of government agencies under five salary structures.

This includes the Consolidated Public Service Salary Structure (CONPSS), Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) and the Consolidated Research and Allied Institutions Salary Structure (CONRAISS).

Also, the Consolidated Tertiary Institutions Salary Structure (CONTISS II) and Consolidated Tertiary Educational Institutions Salary Structure (CONTEDISS) would be affected.

“The negotiations between the Federal Government and the joint National Public Service Negotiating Council on the consequential adjustment arising from the new minimum wage for officers who earn above N30,000 would continue.

“The outcome of such negotiations will be implemented with effect from the date an agreement is reached,” he said.

Mr. Egbule assured the public that the federal government was totally committed to the implementation of the new minimum wage as agreed with.

He said that any inquiry identifying with the implementation of the new minimum wage should be directed to the commission.

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