The Federal Government of Nigeria and the Joint National Public Service, as well as the Negotiating Council, has rescheduled September 16 as the new date to negotiate the new minimum wage.
The last negotiation between the two parties was supposed to hold on September 4, but it was cancelled.
The new date was made known to reporters by the JNPSN Secretary-General, Mr Alade Lawal, on Tuesday, that the meeting was given a new date with the awareness of officials.
Since the new minimum wage bill was signed into law by President Buhari on April 18, the labour and the Federal government had been having a series of disagreements with no contrite solution to the implementation.
The disagreements so far have been that the Federal Government proposed 9.5 per cent as an increment to the salary for employees between grade levels 07and 14 while five per cent for staffs between grade levels 15 to 17.
Contrary to the FG suggestions, labour demands 30% increment for officers from grade levels 07 to 14 while 25 % increment between grade levels 15 to 17.
Mr Ayuba Wabba, the NLC President, spoke to the journalists that the labour congress is in support of any decisions taken by the JNPSN on the new national minimum wage.