The Nigerian government is working on a proposed National Pay Policy. The National Salaries, Incomes, and Wages Commission’s head, Emmanuel Njoku, declared this in a statement.

The statement further stated that the move follows reports that Bola Tinubu’s government is proposing a new approach to determining employee pay based on parameters such as labor hours and quality of performance or input. The Commission indicated that the pay policy is one of several operations that it plans to carry out. It claims that the policy was developed following a two-day training course for salary inspectors on April 4, 2023.

Njoku stated that among these include monitoring the National Minimum Wage’s implementation, reviewing the National Minimum Wage in 2024, and developing a National Pay Policy.

To avoid misunderstanding, the drafting of the National Pay Policy, as approved at a meeting of the Presidential Committee on Salaries on May 25, is still ongoing. Njoku urged Nigerians to ignore any reports of a projected hike in the minimum wage for workers.

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) presented its proposals to the Nigerian government last week, requesting that the minimum wage be raised from N30,000 to N200,000. The TUC made the proposals in response to the latest gasoline subsidies by Tinubu, the freshly elected President.

TUC stated that “The minimum wage should be raised from N30,000 to N200,000 by the end of June 2023, with significant adjustments to the cost of feeding allowance, such as feeding, transportation, and housing.” PMS Allowance will be implemented for persons earning between N200,000 and N200,000.



Gabriel Eleojo Umoru
Gabriel Eleojo Umoru
I'm Gabriel Eleojo Umoru, a graduate of Mass Communication from Prince Abubakar Audu University (formerly Kogi State University Anyigba, Kogi State). My hobbies include writing, surfing the internet and listening to music. I'm into voice editing and project management. I also help people out in their research projects.

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