President Buhari approves implementation of N30,000 minimum wage
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate implementation of the N30,000 new national wage for Federal Public Service workers currently earning below the minimum wage.
Chief Richard Egbule, chairman of the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission, said this while addressing a news conference on the implementation of the new national minimum wage today in Abuja.
He said the commencement of the approved payment would be determined by the office of the Accountant-General and backdated to when the President signed the agreement.
According to Mr. Egbule, the approval takes effect from April 18 and will affect the salary of government agencies under five salary structures.
This include the Consolidated Public Service Salary Structure (CONPSS), Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) and the Consolidated Research and Allied Institutions Salary Structure (CONRAISS).
Also, the Consolidated Tertiary Institutions Salary Structure (CONTISS II) and Consolidated Tertiary Educational Institutions Salary Structure (CONTEDISS) will be affected.