The federal government has suggested that the salaries of public servants across the country should be increased to meet current economic realities.
Minister of Labor and Employment, Chris Ngige, in his speech at the public presentation of the NLC’s 40 publications titled “Contemporary History of Working Class Struggles” held in Abuja on Monday, September 19, said the federal government knew that the national minimum of 30,000 NLC salary has lost its value.
“Yes inflation has been on the rise all over the world and it is not just limited to Nigeria that is why in many jurisdictions it is wage adjustment at the moment.
“As the Nigerian government, we will adjust according to what happens with wages.
“More importantly, the National Minimum Wage Act 2019 currently contains a review clause, which we started at the time, I don’t know if it is due next year or in 2024.
“But before that, the salary adjustment will reflect what is happening in the economy, just like the government started the adjustment with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).”