President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday approved the immediate implementation of the N30,000 new national minimum wage for Federal Public Service workers currently earning below the wage.
Concise News learned that the Chairman, National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission, Chief Richard Egbule, made this known at a press conference in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
According to him, the commencement of the approved payment would be determined by the office of the Accountant-General and back dated to when the President signed the agreement.
The approval, this news medium understands, takes effect from April 18, 2018, and will affect the salary of government agencies under five salary structures.
This include 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.
He said, “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.”