Minimum Wage: FG Gives Committee 4 Weeks To Adjust Workers’ Salaries

The Federal Government yesterday inaugurated a 22-man committee to
negotiate the consequential adjustment in salaries arising from the new
national minimum wage.

President Muhammadu Buhari had before the
passage of the new minimum wage bill stated that the salaries of all
those earning above the minimum wage would be reviewed.

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The
inauguration of the committee by the Secretary to the Government of the
Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Gida Mustapha, came one month after President
Buhari signed the national minimum wage bill into law.

The
committee, which has four weeks to conclude and submit its reports, is
chaired by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HoCSF), Mrs.
Winifred Oyo-Ita. The SGF will also serve as the Alternate Chairman.

The
members of the committee from the government side are the ministers of
Labour and Employment, Budget and National Planning, Education, Health
and Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.

Others
are Director General, Budget Office of the Federation, Secretary,
Federal Judicial Service Commission, Secretary, National Assembly
Service Commission, and Chairman, National Salaries, Incomes and Wages
Commission who is to serve as Member/Secretary. On the side of the Trade
Unions, 10 representatives have been nominated by the Joint National
Public Service Negotiation Council as members.

Mustapha said the
primary mandate of the committee will be to negotiate the consequential
adjustment in salaries arising from the new national minimum wage.
“I
have no doubt in my mind that you have abundant literature, reports and
other materials to help this assignment. The duration of the assignment
is four clear weeks from this inauguration. It is expected that the
Committee will work assiduously to complete the assignment,” the SGF
said.

Source:- Dailytrustng

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