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– The federal government is set to review the current minimum wage for Nigeria civil servants
– The committee will be set up after the submission of a report from a palliative committee next week
– The government also said the new committee will comprise of federal, state and Nigerian Labour Congress members
The Nigerian government has set up committee to review the minimum wage
The federal government is set to make moves to review the current minimum wage for civil servants in Nigeria.
This review comes on the heels of several demands made by the Nigerian Labour Congress on the increase of the minimum wage from N18,000 to N90,000.
While the Nigerian government had also proposed a benchmark of N45,000, the NLC in its quest insisted on receiving N90,000 as minimum wage.
But in an interview with Punch, the special assistant to the minister of labour and productivity Nwachukwu Obidiwe said the federal government will set a tripartite committee for the review process.
Obidiwe said the committee will be set after the submission of a report from a palliative committee next week.
Obidiwe said: “The Federal Government will now set up another committee to review the minimum wage. This one will be ready next week.”
He also said the tripartite committee will be made up of the federal government, the state and labour members.
He however noted that private sectors and investors will be represented by the Nigerian Employers Consultative Assembly.
“January is almost coming to an end; the committee will be set up early February,” Obidiwe said.
The federal government had earlier set up a 16-man committee in 2016, on the implementation of palliatives put in place to cushion the effect of the increase in the pump price of petrol from N86 and N86.50k to N145.