President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate payment of the n30,000 national monthly minimum wage for Federal Civil Servants.
Buhari, however, explains that implementation of the new wage for now is for civil servants on salary below n30,000.
Chairman of the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, Chief Richard Egbule, who made this known to newsmen in Abuja, says the Accountant General of the Federation will determine the date of payment and backdating of it.
He however explains that the implementation is expected to take off from April 18.
Egbule adds that negotiations between National Public Service Negotiating Council and the Presidency is ongoing on the adjustment of the new wage whose salaries are above n30,000 monthly.
Meanwhile, the ongoing negotiation between the Presidency and the National Public Service Negotiating Council on the new national minimum wage, has run into a hitch over its extension to workers earning above n30,000 monthly.
Acting Chairman of the Trade Sector of the Council, Ancharve Simon, addressing newsmen in Abuja, says they have started mobilizing workers nationwide, for a possible strike to compel the re-opening of the negotiations.
Simon says the Council is consulting the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress on the proposed strike.
The negotiations broke down, following the disagreement on how to adjust the new wage for public servants on salary grade level seven to 17.
While the Presidency offered n5, 139 monthly adjustment for civil servants on salary grade level seven, while the Council insists on n16,230.