By Julian Osamoto
The Minister of Labor and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige says the Federal Government will soon make pronouncement on salary increment to cushion the effect of the high inflation rate in the country.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, who made this known to newsmen after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.
In his word “Yes, that’s what I am saying that 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”.
“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 on going.”
“Hopefully, within available resources, the government can do something in the coming year.” Ngige assured.
Dr Ngige said a Presidential Committee on Salaries was doing a review of the existing salary structures and is expected to come up with salary adjustment early in 2023.