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JUST IN; Federal Govt pays four months Wage Award to Workers

Federal Govt pays four months Wage Award to Workers

 

Federal Government workers have been paid N35,000 wage award for four months, the Presidency said yesterday.

The wage award is one of the measures introduced to soften the pain from removal of petrol subsidy.

In a tweet, an official, who confirmed the payment, said the balance of N35,000 for two month is “being worked out.” It would be paid soon.He also said Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha briefed President Bola Ahmed Tinubu yesterday on the issues.

The tweet also gave details of how the Federal Government has complied with the agreements reached with organised labour in October.


 

These are:

“The Minimum Wage Committee has held two meetings and discussions are on-going.

“The government has implemented the suspension of Value Added Tax (TAX) on diesel since October last year.

“On the provision of CNG Buses and conversion mits, government has so far made substantial financial commitments. These busses will be rolled out very soon.

“On the leadership crises rocking NURTW and RTEAN, government waded into the matter and the issue has been amicably resolved. The Lagos State Government was mandated to address the matter. The executive body of the union has been inaugurated and all contending issues are resolved.

“Government has paid in full the four months outstanding salaries to ASUU as approved by Mr. President. Action is on-going with respect to other unions as well.

“ So far, 3,140,819 households, including vulnerable pensioners, have benefitted from the N25,000 monthly conditional cash transfer amounting to N68.3 billion before the temporary suspension of the programme.

On fertilizer distribution, government has made tremendous progress to boast agricultural production.

“Government has constantly engaged various state governments and the private sector on the issue of the implementation of wage award for their workers and this has been receiving favourable compliance by state governments. Government will continue to use all relevant channels to ensure sustainability of the programmes.

“To encourage Micro and Small Enterprises as contained in Mr. President’s broadcast on 1st August, 2023, plans have reached an advanced stage to accelerate the process of job creation through the release of funds to micro and small scale business.”

“In order to ascertain the level of rehabilitation of the refineries, a joint visitation by government and Organized Labour was successfully carried out today, 21st February, 2024 and it was established that the Port-Harcourt Refinery is 80% completed. Production of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) will commence before the end of the year.”

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