The Federal Government will on Tuesday in Abuja inaugurate the N30,000 new national minimum wage implementation committee, very nearly one month after President Muhammadu Buhari signed the bill into law.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage
Ngige did not state when the government would begin payment but rather said that arrears would be paid whenever usage of the new pay started.
He said there were still processes and procedures the new wage would experience before the commencement of its execution, despite the fact that it had been passed and signed into law.
“It is an entire process and the salary and wages commission will carry out its responsibility before execution,” the minister said.
He said that the panel was made of seven ministers with the Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita as Chairman.
The minister said that those at the lowest cadre of employment whether in the general public or private segment would earn N30,000 as the law gave.
He said anyway for the framework of workers previously earning above the minimum wage, there would be a considerable modification from the top.
In addition, Ngige said that the relevant agency of government would soon issue a circular on the expected adjustments.
Meanwhile, Mr Ayuba Wabba, the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has expressed worry over the delay in the commencement of the implementation of the new wage.
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