Economic and Financial Review


Central Bank of Nigeria, Research Department


Nigeria, Public sector, Wages


This paper discusses the determinants of public sector wages in Nigeria. Using quarterly time series data for 1970-2001, and employing the error correction methodology, the paper identified Trade Disputes, Cost of Living, previous Work Experience and Productivity to be the main determinants. It found the wage level to be inadequate for a decent standard of living, and noted the effects of inappropriate wages on public sector productivity to include personnel attrition, labour freelancing as well as corruption.

Publication Title

CBN Economic and Financial Review (EFR)





Recommended Citation

Tule, M. K. (2004). Determinants of public sector wages in Nigeria. Economic and Financial Review, 42(1), 54-84.



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