President Buhari orders immediate conclusion of negotiation on new wage regime
Written by COMFORT 95.1FM on September 11, 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the immediate conclusion of negotiation on the consequential adjustment between the government and the Joint National Public Service Negating Council to pave way for the implementation of the new wage regime.
The President also directed the setting up of a Presidential Committee on Salaries and Wages, which will be saddled with the responsibility of receiving complaints and reviewing salaries and work schedule as well as assigning appropriate salaries to different categories of workers.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, who confirmed this when he received the leadership and members of the Labour Correspondents Association of Nigeria in his office, said the President has directed that a time limit be set for the conclusion of negotiation between government and workers.
Ngige said the President was worried that the delay in concluding negotiation will lead to a huge backlog of arrears that many states may not be in a position to pay as they await the conclusion of negotiation at the federal level.