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Payment of New minimum wage to be effected – Ngige says, gives reasons


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The expectations of Nigeria’s workers have been met as the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, said that the payment of the new minimum wage will be effected.

Nigige made this known after federal government and organized labour reached agreement on the consequential adjustment of the workers’ salaries.

Daily Trust reports that Ngige on Friday, October 18, insisted that the payment will be effected immediately.

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On the breakdown on the pay adjustment for different categories of civil servants, the minister said: “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%.”

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Meanwhile, The Herald earlier reported that the minister said specific jobs had been given to some committees that must be submitted before the negotiation could be deemed completed.

According to him, ”Some progress has been made but we have not been able to conclude and have collective bargaining agreement.

“Some committees need to do some computation. We have worked up to the early hours of today.

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“That is in the true spirit of collective bargaining. That is what we have to do to get the process concluded and conclude the process.”

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