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Federal Government adjust Salaries of Military and Other Security Personnel

Members of the armed forces and other security
outfits are to benefit from the consequential
adjustment of workers’ salaries agreed by the
federal government and labour on Friday. Labour and Employment Minister Chris Ngige told
reporters in Abuja after the signing of the deal that
the new structure would take immediate effect. He said: That the agreement reached with
organised labour on consequential adjustment of
salaries for workers. Ngige said that because the
security personnel are not members of the civil
service, their adjustments would be communicated
to them through the appropriate channels. Acting Head of Service of the Federation, Dr.
Folashade Yemi- Esan and Minister of Labour and
Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige signed on behalf of
the federal government while President of the
Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba and the
Chairman Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council, Simon Anchaver (JNPSNC) signed for
organised labour. Nige said that full implementation of the new
national minimum wage law takes immediate
effect. “It is my pleasure to report to you that the
various conciliatory meetings that we instituted
since the ninth, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th and today
(yesterday) had yielded the desired fruit. This morning we concluded all our negotiations
and produced a Memorandum of Terms of
Settlement from the conciliation. “The terms of settlement is in relation to the
consequential adjustment of other wages
following the new national minimum wage of
N30, 000 as enshrined in the national minimum
wage Act 2019. For these meetings, I acted as chief conciliator ably
assisted by my Minister of State for Labour and
Employment, Festus Keyamo. “Today, we have put an end to all the
negotiations, we deliberated and we have arrived
at an agreement. “The consequential adjustments/
increases agreed upon for now are as follows. We have the group one personnel or what we call
Consolidated Public Service Salary Structure
(CONPSS). The meeting agreed, having reviewed
the increase in the lowest paid person in this wage
structure at N30, 000 from Grade Level one Step
one that the grade level 07 officers should move up by 23.2 percent in their wages.

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