The Federal Government is set to increase the salaries of civil servants, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has said.
He stated this on Tuesday when he briefed journalist after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.
“As we enter the new year government will make some pronouncements in that direction,” the minister said on the workable timeframe for the implementation of salaries under review.
“The Presidential Committee on salaries is working hand-in-hand with the National Salaries Incomes and Wages Commission. The commission is mandated by the Act establishing them to fix salaries, wages, and emoluments in not only the public service.
“If you want their assistance and you are in the private sector, they will also assist you. They have what is called the template for remuneration, for compensation. So if you work, you get compensated, if you don’t work, you will not be compensated.
“So they have the matrix to do the evaluation, so they are working with the Presidential Committee on Salaries Chaired by the finance ministry and I’m the co-chair to look at the demands of the workers. Outside this, I said discussions on that evaluation are going.”