The Federal Government has highlighted plans to implement an improved minimum wage package for civil servants by the second quarter of 2024.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, made this announcement at the Nigeria Labour Congress’ 13th National Delegates’ Conference in Abuja.
According to Ngige, plans have been put in place to review and implement a new minimum wage for Nigerian civil servants on or before May 2024.
Ngige said, “The good story that filters out from it is that we put out an Act, a legislation that had in place an inbuilt review five years mechanism, unlike the formal Act. So, mandatorily, Nigeria will produce a new minimum wage on or before May 2024.
“It is acknowledged, both nationally and internationally, that government would not interfere in trade union matters and likewise, trade unions are not to interfere in labour administration unless as provided by the laws and principles of tripartism.”
He however warned the organised labour and other trade unions to stop the act of imposing their will on government.