Workers To Smile : As Buhari Orders Immediate Payment of The New National Minimum Wage

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Emerging reports indicate that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate implementation of the National Minimum of Wage of N30,000 monthly to all federal civil servants earning less than N30,000 monthly. This was disclosed by the Executive Chairman, National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC), Dr Richard Onwuka Egbule, at a press briefing in Abuja.

He added that the implementation will take effect from 18th April 2019.

Egbule explained further that the civil servants affected are only those who earn less than N30,000 monthly and that with the implementation of the New Minimum Wage, no FG staff will earn less than N30,000 per month.

He further reiterated that the salaries structures affected include; the Consolidated Public Service Salary Structure (CONPSS); Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS); Consolidated Research and Allied Institutions Salary Structure (CONRAISS); Consolidated Tertiary Institutions Salary Structure (CONTISS II) and Consolidated Tertiary Educational Institutions Salary Structure (CONTEDNESS).

More so, Egbule noted that the negotiations between the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) and the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) on the consequential adjustments arising from the New National Minimum wage for officers who earned salaries above N30,000 per month before 18th April 2019 in the federal civil service will continue.

The DG assured civil servants that the outcome of such negotiations will be implemented with effect from the date an agreement is reached.

He emphasized that all arrears arising from the implementation of the N30,000 new National Minimum Wage will be worked out by all concerned agencies in partnership with the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation.