The National President of the Nigeria Civil Service Union and member of the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council, Lawrence Amaechi has confirmed the commencement of the minimum wage payment to junior workers on the federal payroll.

Amaechi said officers on grade levels 01 to 06 got the new minimum wage as their August salary.

He said that after the collapse of negotiation between the government and the workers representatives on the consequential adjustment negotiation, the government went ahead to commence the payment of the wage to the workers.

The Federal government in a circular, announced that workers on grade level 01 to 06 who are not involved in the consequential adjustment should begin to enjoy the new wage, a position organised labour initially rejected.