FEC sets deadline for payment of new minimum wage arrears


With the successful completion of negotiations for the new minimum wage and the consequential adjustments, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has ordered that payments must be completed by the 31st of December, 2019.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, made this known when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday. He stated that a document to this effect is also to be set to the states to guide possible negotiation and implementation.

Ngige said that the Council also approved the payment of all outstanding financial implications of the consequential adjustments as worked out by the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission, beginning from April 18.

The Federal Executive Council was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.


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