President Bola Tinubu has officially approved the sum of ₦35,000 minimum wage for all federal civil servants.
The approval was announced in a circular issued by the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC) on Thursday.
The circular, which was signed by the NSIWC Chairman, Ekpo U. O, stated that the wage award is effective from Friday, September 1, 2023.
I hereby convey the approval of the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for the grant of a wage award of N35,000:00 (thirty-five thousand Naira) only per month to all Federal Government workers with effect from 1 September 2023 pending when a new national minimum wage is expected to have been signed into law,” it reads.
The circular, which was addressed to various government officials, also stated that the implementation of the wage award for treasury-funded federal government ministries, departments, and agencies will be funded from the treasury.
“Non-treasury funded Federal Government agencies are to implement the same from their internally generated.” it added.