Pensioners to enjoy minimum wage increase ― FG

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The federal government said that the pensioners in the country will also benefit from the new minimum wage.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige in Abuja on Sunday.

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Ngige said that the issue of adjustment in wages is a constitutional matter under Section 173 of the Nigerian Constitution as amended.

According to the minister, “It is a constitutional issue. Section 173 of 1999 as amended prescribes that pensions are reviewable whenever there is a salary review in the public service or every five years whichever comes first.

“Therefore, now that we are doing a minimum wage consequential review or adjustment of wages in the public service, the pension will also be consequentially reviewed or adjusted.

“So, they will benefit, they will also smile because what is good for the goose is also good for the gander.”

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