The Federal Executive Council has approved the financial implications of the new minimum wage to be paid in arrears from April 18 when it was signed into law.
The monthly minimum wage for public workers in Nigeria was 18,000 naira before it was raised to 30,000 naira.
Briefing Journalists after the weekly Executive Council meeting, the minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said the council has approved the financial implications for the payment of minimum wage from April 18.
The government and organised labour came to an agreement on the new minimum wage on Friday, 182 days after Buhari had signed the bill.
Both parties agreed on 23.2 percentage increase for workers at grade level 07; 20 per cent for those at grade level 08; 19 per cent for workers at grade level 09; 16 per cent for those at grade levels 10 to 14; and 14 per cent for workers at grade levels 15 to 17.