FG to pay workers minimum wage arrears in December

– FG to pay workers minimum wage arrears in December

Nyscinfo has learnt that the Federal Government of Nigeria will begin to pay arrears for N30,000 minimum wage in December.

FG to pay workers minimum wage arrears this December

Mrs Zainab Ahmed

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed says arrears of consequential adjustment for the new minimum wage will be paid to workers this December.

Zainab said this while answering questions from stakeholders during the highlights and breakdown of 2020 budget in Abuja.

“I want to confirm to you that we have made adequate provision in the 2020 budget on the issue of minimum wage.

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“And we are also planning to pay the arrears of the consequential adjustments in December,” she said.

Giving a breakdown of the 2020 budget, the minister said that N4.49 trillion would be expended on recurrent expenditure.

According to her, the sum of N2.465 trillion has been earmarked for capital expenditure, while N2.453 trillion is projected for debt servicing.

She said N2.64 trillion was expected to be generated from oil revenue, while N1.81 trillion was expected to be generated from non-oil revenue.

The minister put the projected revenue from other revenue sources at N3.97 trillion, adding that a total of N8.42 trillion revenue was expected to be generated in the N10.594 trillion budget.

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Ahmed added that N2.175 trillion would be used to finance deficit, N560 billion for statutory transfer, N273 billion for debt sinking fund, while N350 billion would be expended on special interventions.

Source: NAN

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Updated: December 20, 2019 — 7:57 am

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  1. Salihusophiashakira@gmail com

    forthe corp members batch c stream 11 that left thid november il their arrears be paid.

  2. But corpers were not captured in the statement.I only saw workers but pray that we should be included.

  3. Please will they pay those that just passed out from camp this December allawee?

    1. The answer is ‘NO’ they will not even receive January salary, they will start receiving salary by February. The January salary will be paid on the last month of your service. That is 19800 * 2

      Hope you understood

  4. Would they pay arrears to Coper’s as well?

    1. The arrears will be paid to Corp member as well. Once it’s paid to the workers

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