The Federal Government has approved a N35,000 per month as minimum wage for Federal Civil Servants to cushion the effects of fuel subsidy removal.
According to a memo from the Presidency, signed by the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, Ekpo U. O. Nta.the new minimum wage to all federal civil servants would take effect from September 2023.
The circular, dated 19 October 2023, was addressed to the Chief of Staff to the President, Deputy Chief of Staff to the President, Ministers and Ministers of State, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Chairmen, Federal Commissions, Federal Permanent Secretaries and Clerk of the National Assembly.
The circular also mentioned the Secretary, National Judicial Council, Secretary, Federal Judicial Service Commission, Directors-General and Chief Executives of Parastatals, Agencies and Governments-Owned Companies Auditor-General for the Federation, Accountant-General of the Federation and Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation.
The circular reads; “I refer to the Memorandum of Understanding reached between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) on Monday, 2 October 2023 as a result of the dispute arising from withdrawal of subsidy on the price of premium motor spirit (PMS) and hereby convey the approval of the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for the grant of a wage award of N35,000:00 (thirty-five thousand Naira) only per month to all Federal Government workers with effect from 1 September 2023 pending when a new national minimum wage Bill is expected to have been signed into law.