Latest News: Tinubu Raises Wages for All Workers following FG’s Crucial Talks with Labour Leaders
35,000 for all scales of treasury-funded federal government workers. This economic relief will be in effect for a six-month period, illuminating the government’s commitment to worker welfare.
This resolution comes on the coattails of a crucial meeting between the federal government and labor leaders. The meeting, aiming to avert the impending nationwide strike slated to begin on October 3, successfully rekindled the dialogue between both parties.
President Bola Tinubu has approved N35,000 provisional wage increment for all levels of workers.
The president had earlier announced that N25,000 provisional wage increment was for low-grade federal workers.
Wothappen.com notes that the federal government made the move to stop the labour leaders from going on their nationwide strike, which is scheduled to start on Tuesday, October 3.
Details of FG’s meeting with labour leaders
According to Dada Olusegun, President Tinubu’s special assistant on social media, the N35,000 provisional wage increment is now for all treasury-paid federal government workers and will last for six months.
Also, the Nigerian government promised the labour leaders it’s committed to fast-tracking the provision of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses to ease public transportation difficulties associated with the removal of PMS subsidy.
The government also commits itself to providing funds for micro and small-scale enterprises.
Wothappen.com gathers that the FG will also waive the Value Added Tax (VAT) on diesel for the next six months.
“The Federal Government will commence payment of N75,000 to 15 million households at N25,000 per month, for a three-month period from October-December 2023,” Olusegun added.