Federal Government to spend thirty-four billion naira on ongoing payment of minimum wage to education sector workers.

Written by on May 25, 2022

The Federal Government says it would spend about thirty-four billion naira on the ongoing payment of minimum wage consequential adjustments to education sector workers with effect from 2019.

The Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment said the beneficiaries include the members of the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and their counterparts in the Polytechnics and Colleges of Education.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, disclosed this while responding to questions from newsmen correspondents in Abuja on the prolonged ASUU strike.

According to Ngige, the universities would get 23.5 billion naira, the polytechnics would receive 6 billion naira, while the Colleges of Education are to receive 4 billion naira; totaling about thirty-four billion naira.

Regarding the ASUU strike, the Minister said the committees set up during the last tripartite-plus meeting of the government and university-based unions were given a fortnight to turn in their report, and that they were still working on it.

Kevin Madu

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