FG to review workers salaries - Ngige, gives timeline

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The federal government of Nigeria has announced that it will be increasing salaries for civil servants and public officials due to rising consumer prices. A presidential committee on salaries is currently reviewing salaries, with a decision expected to be announced in early 2023.

The Minister of Labor and Employment, Chris Ngige, stated that the committee is working with the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission to determine the appropriate level of compensation. Ngige also indicated that the government will make further announcements on the issue in the coming year.

Chris Ngige
Chris Ngige

He said, “Yes, that’s what I am saying, that the Presidential Committee on Salaries is working hand-in-hand with the National Salaries Incomes and Wages Commission. The commission is mandated by the Act establishing them to fix salaries, wages, and emoluments in not only the public service.

“If you want their assistance and you are in the private sector, they will also assist you. They have what is called the template for remuneration, for compensation. So, if you work, you get compensated; if you don’t work, you will not be compensated.

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