The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has ordered that payments the new minimum wage and the consequential adjustments, by the 31st of December, 2019.
A document to this effect is also to be set to the states to guide possible negotiation and implementation.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, made this known when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.
Ngige said that the Council also approved the payment of all outstanding financial implications of the consequential adjustments as worked out by the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission, beginning from April 18.
The Federal Executive Council was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.