The head of the civil service of the federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita on Monday blamed the delay in the implementation of the new minimum wage on unrealistic demands by labour unions.
The head of civil service said this while speaking with journalists at the opening ceremony of a retreat on 2017-2020 federal civil service strategy and implementation plan in Abuja.
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“President Buhari is keen on the implementation of new Minimum Wage and that is why the committee set up on the consequential adjustment arising from the new Minimum Wage has been meeting unions within labour union and public service to arrive at a consequential adjustment,” she said.
“There were a few not very realistic demands from the unions and so as not to continue delaying the implementation of the well thought out and dear policy of the President, we have to go ahead and seek his approval for the implementation while we continue the discussion on the consequential adjustment.”