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Labour Minister Reveals When Payment Of Minimum Wage Will Start

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The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari says that the full implementation and payment of the new minimum wage would take immediate effect.

YaahooJournalist reports that Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, made this known while speaking with newsmen recently in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

The labour minister maintained that the payment cuts across both the public and private sectors.

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Ngige said the consequential adjustment agreed upon were as follows: “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%.”

He stressed that the third category of the country’s “wage structure which includes the military and paramilitary was also factored in the agreement since they are not in the civil service, theirs would be communicated through the appropriate channels.”

The development is coming after YaahooJournalist had reported that the federal government and the labour unions finally sorted out the issues of consequential adjustment for other categories of workers after three days of the meeting which ended earlier.

Under the agreement reached, the core civil servants on grade level 7 are to get (23.2 per cent) adjustment; grade level 8 (20 per cent); grade level 9 (19 per cent); grade levels 10 to14 (16 per cent); and grade levels 15 to 17, (14 per cent).

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