The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said his government would begin payment of N35, 000 minimum wage from this month.
The development followed several meetings and deliberations the Lagos State Joint Public Service Negotiating Council (JNC) had with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Friday.
The State Chairman of JNC, Comrade Rasaq Adio Falade, who divulged the information to the public said needed terms of settlement and accord were reached at the meeting.
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The National Joint Public Service Negotiating Council (NJPSNC) and the Federal Government’s Negotiations and Consequential Adjustment of Salaries had produced the following figures on Consolidated Public Service Salary Structure (CONPSS): GL. 01-06=N30,000; GL. 07=23.2%; GL. 08=20%; GL. 09=19%; GL. 10-14=16% and GL. 15-17=14%.
Falade said the state government has agreed to pay N35, 000 as minimum wage.
He added that payment of allowances to certain sectors such as health workers, medical personnel, teachers, and others that were embedded in their respective Consolidated Salary Structures i.e. CONHESS, CONMESS, CONTISS would be paid as scheduled.
Falade said: “The New Minimum Wage Act came into effect on the 18th April 2019 as such, it was agreed that payment of the six and half months arrears shall be made and concluded by the first quarter of the year 2020.”