The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has revealed that necessary arrangements is ongoing for members of the National Youth Service Corps to start receiving the N30,000 minimum wage.
The minister stated this on his official twitter handle on Wednesday. He added that Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, the Director of the NYSC, would be provided details of the new allowance after necessary briefing by the Ministry of Finance and his own ministry.
“New Minimum Wage: NYSC members to enjoy new minimum wage/ allowee Details coming …,” the minister said on twitter.
“Next week the DG NYSC will provide details of the new allowee for the Youth Corp members after full briefing from the Ministries of Finance And MYSD,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Federal Executive Council has directed the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, to start payment of the N30,000 new minimum wage before December 31, 2019.
The FEC presided by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo also approved the payment of the new wage to take effect from April 18, 2019.
Naija Buzz News had reported how the Labour Union had urged Federal Government to pay workers 5 months minimum wage arrears.
“Today, we sent to the Federal Executive Council our report and the conciliation that was done last week between the organised labour and the Federal Government of Nigeria on the issue of the new national minimum wage which has been fixed at N30,000 per month and the consequential adjustments that were meant for salaries and wage structures of the public service thereto,” Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, told State House correspondents after the Wednesday FEC meeting.
“You will remember that last week when I briefed the press, I told you that the salaries and wage structures are compartmentalised into four classes; health, armed forces service, research institutes and the paramilitary.
“So, they have percentage increase in their wage structure and for emphasis the Grade Level – 07 compartment received 23.2 per cent rise, Grade Level 08, 20 per cent, Grade Level 09, 19 per cent, Grade Level 10-14, 16 per cent and Grade Level 15 to 17, 14 per cent in the CONPPS which is the pure civil service structure and agencies earning the same wages as those in the public service.
“Council also approved for us that the financial implication be worked out and the payment should be completed on or before December 2019. Council further directed that the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning through the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation should effect all these payments before December 31, 2019.
“Council further directed also that the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission and the Ministry of Labour and Employment should send the consequential adjustments table down to the state and local governments as an advisory document for their information and guidance for their National Joint Public Service status in their respective states because the national minimum wage is a national law.”
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