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  • Updated: May 13, 2024

FG reveals plan on new wage system

FG reveals plan on new wage system

The federal government announced on Monday plans to initiate a new wage system centred on employee productivity within the civil service.

The Director-General of the National Productivity Centre, Nasir Raji-Mustapha, disclosed this during a meeting with Labour correspondents.

The DG said the formulation of an innovative wage system was being considered because it realized that productivity was a key factor in the growth of the country’s economy.

According to him, this system would permit workers at the same level to receive different salaries.

He said, “We are in the process of developing a productivity-led wage system that will ensure that those who are productive are rewarded for their efforts irrespective of their grade level. Under the proposed system, employees on the same salary scale can earn different wages.”

Regarding the involvement of organized labour in shaping this new proposal, Raji-Mustapha emphasized the indispensable role of labour in the process. 

He stated, "Of course, labour as a critical stakeholder is being carried along in this exercise. As researchers, we don’t just do things without considering the recipient of the reports.

“When we started the project about three or four years ago, we held a stakeholders’ forum in which the labour unions participated. We even went further to send a memo to NLC and TUC to ask them whether they will support the proposed Wage System and they said they will welcome it.”

He further revealed that the report for the first phase of the study was ready and the next step would involve engaging various stakeholders to gather input before presenting it to the federal government for potential adoption.

 

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