Minimum Wage: Federal workers receive payment of arrears

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Federal civil servants in Nigeria have began receiving payment of arrears of their consequential adjustments to the new minimum wage.

A Director in the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on condition of anonymity on Monday that some workers in various ministries, agencies and departments had started receiving payment alert from their banks.

“To be frank with you, I have just received mine but hopefully other workers who have not received theirs will get it soon,” the source said.

The Director urged workers to be optimistic as the arrears would be paid before the end of December as promised by the Minister, Mrs Zainab Ahmed.

It would be recalled that the Minister recently pledged that the arrears of consequential adjustment for the new minimum wage would be paid to workers in December 2019.

“I want to confirm to you that we have made adequate provision in the 2020 budget on the issue of minimum wage.

“And we are also planning to pay the arrears of the consequential adjustments in December,” she added.

Findings by NAN revealed that some workers have started getting payment alert for the arrears.

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