The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has said the Federal Government will no longer review workers’ salaries as earlier promised, Ngige said wage review had been put on hold.
The acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan, had said that the FG would ensure that all states complied with the salary adjustment (done in 2019) to the N30,000 new minimum wage first before the general wage review would take place.
Ngige said, “There was a presidential committee on wages and 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.”