FG Plans New Wage Structure Based on Workers’ Productivity.


The federal government says it is working on a new wage system that will reward workers in the civil service based on their levels of productivity.

The government said with the system, workers on the same level could earn different salaries.

The director-general of the national productivity centre, Nasir Raji-Mustapha, disclosed this on during a meeting with labour correspondents in Abuja.

The government 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.

Raji-Mustapha added that the report for the first phase of the study was ready, adding that the next stage would be to engage various stakeholders to consider and make inputs before finally presenting it to the federal government for its consideration and possible adoption.

“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,” he said.

On whether the government will seek input from labour unions, he said; “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.”


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