FG suspends minimum wage salaries review

Dr Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, says the Federal Government will no longer carry out review workers’ salaries.

The acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan, had said the FG would ensure that all states comply with the salary adjustment to the N30,000 new minimum wage first before the general wage review would take place.

Ngige said wage review had been put on hold, Punch reports.

He said, “There was a presidential committee on wages and I said the issue of review of wages or any other thing is put on hold until we finish with the minimum wage and after that we will go to the consequential adjustment.”

Asked if the FG would still do the review this year, the minister said, “We are not doing any wage review now. Let us settle the issue of minimum wage and make sure that everybody pays.”