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Buhari Govt Reveals What Is Delaying New Minimum Wage

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The President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government has accused senior civil servants of delaying the implementation of the new national minimum wage with unrealistic demands.

This was made known by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita while speaking with newsmen on Monday at the opening ceremony of a retreat on 2017-2020 federal civil service strategy and implementation plan.

Naija News understands that the negotiation between the Federal Government and the Joint National Public Negotiation Council broke down two weeks ago because of differences in percentage increase in the salaries of workers.

Speaking, Oyo-Ita said President Buhari was committed to the implementation of the new Minimum Wage.

She said, “President Buhari is keen on the implementation of new Minimum Wage and that is why the committee set up on the consequential adjustment arising from the new Minimum Wage has been meeting unions within labour union and public service to arrive at a consequential adjustment.

“There were a few not very realistic demands from the unions and so as not to continue delaying the implementation of the well thought out and dear policy of the President, we have to go ahead and seek his approval for the implementation while we continue discussion on the consequential adjustment.”


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