The Federal Government of Nigeria to initiate payment of the proposed salary hike for civil servants by the conclusion of this month, April. Assuming no sudden change in plans.
The Federal Government officials confirmed to PUNCH that the payment increase, tagged consequential allowance, would lead to a 40 per cent rise in the current pay of government workers.
the Director of Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Olajide Oshundun, revealed that the Federal Government might begin payment of the 40 per cent pay rise by the end of April this year, adding that the three months arrears of January, February and March would be paid at a later date.
The consequential allowance salary increase will only apply to civil servants of level 1 to level 17.
According to reports, Oshundun the the Director of press and public Relations, Ministry of Labour confirmed that the Consequential allowance Salaries will be increased by 40 per cent for civil servants from level 1 to level 17.
“What we receive now is called consolidated public service salary structure, it is the combination of basic and all allowances. So, the increase will be 40 per cent of what a public servant is earning now.
“They will start paying from the end of this month (April) and the arrears of January, February and March will be paid later. The salary increase is effective from January 2023. That is the proposal submitted by the committee set up to look into salary adjustment for civil servants, but am not sure if the President has signed it yet.” Oshundun said.
The increase in the salary will come two months before the removal of fuel subsidies in the country, if everything goes as planned.
The Nigeria President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, will make the final decision.