Minimum wage: FCTA begins payment, clears arrears


The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says it has commenced the payment of the N30,000 National Minimum Wage to Civil Servants.

The Director, FCT Treasury Department, Alhaji Ismaila Ishiaku, announced this at a news conference, on Tuesday in Abuja, NAN reports.


Ishiaku said the minimum wage backlog arrears of N4 billion from April 2019 was also cleared.

He said the payment followed the agreement reached between labour and the FCT administration.

He added that the move by the FCT administration to pay minimum wage arrears at once was to enable workers to start the year on a financially stable note.

Ishiaku called on workers to re-double their efforts in the discharge of their duties.

He assured civil servants in the FCTA of the ministers’ commitment of timely payment of salaries and other welfare packages due to them.