Minimum Wage: Finance Minister Assures Federal Workers Of Payment Of Arrears

Minimum Wage: Finance Minister Assures Federal Workers Of Payment Of Arrears

By News Agency of Nigeria on January 2, 2020
Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance
Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance

Federal civil servants had been reassured of payment of arrears of their consequential adjustments of the new minimum wage.

A Director in the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on condition of anonymity on Monday, December 30, 2019, that the payment had since commenced.

The source said some workers in various ministries, agencies and departments had started receiving payment alert from their banks.

“To be frank with you, I have just received mine but hopefully other workers who have not received theirs will get it soon,” the source said.

The director urged workers to be optimistic as the arrears would be paid before the end of December as promised by the Minister, Zainab Ahmed.

NAN recalls that the minister recently pledged that the arrears of consequential adjustment for the new minimum wage would be paid to workers in December.

She assured that the Federal Government had made adequate provision to pay the arrears of the consequential adjustments of the approved new minimum wage for federal civil servants.

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

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

Findings by NAN revealed that some workers have started getting payment alert for the arrears.

Mohammed Sani of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs told NAN that he had not received his own but some of his colleagues had gotten theirs.

Sani also claimed that he saw the bank alerts of his colleagues.


  1. we the 2018/2019 batch B nd C respectively who were still in service when the federal government sign the minimum wage bill into law would also enjoy the arrears??

  2. May GOD instantly touches those who were behind the Federal Govt Pensioners funds to remember them for unpaid 24 months arrears owing them for over 3 years starving them with several unfulfilled promises failed to remember that these senior citizens had served this country for 35 years when youngs, these attitudes are denying of citizens rights and sins to GOD Almighty. A word is enough for a wise.

  3. But I thought the federal made it in a statement before that all the Arrears will be pay right from the very date they approved and signed the bills minimum wages
    Why the federal government is not acting upon such statement again?

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