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Nigerian Minimum Wage, N18,900 Final Agreement Sealed

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Nigerian Minimum Wage, N18,900 Final Agreement Sealed

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August 17, 2011 – Nigerian Minimum Wage, N18,900 Final Agreement Sealed

The Federal Government and organised labour yesterday signed the final agreement for the implementation of the new National Minimum Wage which was pegged at N18,900.

The signing of the agreement was the culmination of several meetings which began after the nation’s labour movement last month  threatened to embark on a nation-wide strike over the Minimum Wage Act that was signed into law by President  Goodluck Jonathan last March.

The detailed agreement which was read out by the Director-General of the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, NSIWC, Mr Richard Egbule stated: That the Federal Government agrees to comply with the new National Minimum wage (Amendment) Act, 2011.; That in view of the contents of clause three of the agreement, detailed negotiations were undertaken by  a Technical Committee comprising representatives of the Federal Government and Labour movement to address the relativity implications of the implementation of the new National Minimum Wage Act, 2011.

That  considering  the fact that all Federal Government Public Harmonized Salary Structures had at least a 53.4 percent increase in the past one year, and noting the current issue is the implementation of the new National Minimum Wage 2011, and also taking the relativity factor into account, the implementation and consequential adjustments across board shall be limited to the N 11 billion additional cost per annum to the Federal Public Service Wage Bill in 2011.

That an endorsed copy of the agreed payment table in respect of the Consolidated Public service Salary Structure, CONPSS, is attached to this agreement  and circulars based on the table will be issued accordingly by the National salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, NSIWC. Vanguard

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  1. Michael

    August 17, 2011 at 5:42 AM

    for me is a good thing because as the price of comdities incrases dairly it will be dificult 4 da workes 2 fed well but one more d federal government sould make dat states government inplimant it

  2. Audu Hassan

    August 17, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    I hope TARABA State govt will now pay its workers. I believe there will be no tricks this time around.

  3. Osifeso Alexander Olalekan

    August 18, 2011 at 7:02 AM

    must naija govt wait 4 strike threat b4 doing d rt thing?

  4. francis osagie

    August 25, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    if the federal government knows the value of the civil servant in the ministry, they would have peg the wage at N52,000 because majority of unqualify people are now taking refuge in politics with their primary six certificate. i wonder what the likes of people with NCE, OND and Graduates should do with their result?take to politics.

  5. Omotayo Femi

    August 25, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    It is a good development and i hope it will be implemented by all sector.

  6. Olushola Dopemu

    August 31, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    With all the agreement reached now… Why the delay in payment? When is the payment effective?

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