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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

JUST IN: FG approves 35% salary increment for civil servants

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

As a measure to cushion effect of current economic challenges, the Federal Government has approved between 25 percent and 35 percent salary increment for civil servants on its payroll.

It said that the increments in wages were for the remaining six consolidated salary structures in the country.

The affected salary structures were the Consolidated Public Service Salary Structure (CONPSS), Consolidated Research and Allied Institutions Salary Structure (CONRAISS), Consolidated Police Salary Structure (CONPOSS), Consolidated Para-military Salary Structure (CONPASS), Consolidated Intelligence Community Salary Structure (CONICCS) and Consolidated Armed Forces Salary Structure (CONAFSS).

The approval was disclosed on Tuesday through a statement released by the Head of Press, National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC), Emmanuel Njoku, and made available to newsmen.

This came hours before the staff would be gathering at different locations across the country to mark the International workers day.

Njoku said that the increments in salary approved by the central government took effect from 1st January 2024.

According to the statement, it will be recalled that those in the Tertiary Education and Health Sectors had already received their increases which involved Consolidated University Academic Salary Structure (CONUASS) and Consolidated Tertiary Institutions Salary Structure (CONTISS) for Universities.

“For Polytechnics and Colleges of Education, it involved the Consolidated Polytechnics and Colleges of Education Academic Staff Salary Structure (CONPCASS) and Consolidated Tertiary Educational Institutions Salary Structure (CONTEDISS).

“The Health Sector also benefitted through the Consolidated Medical
Salary Structure (CONMESS) and Consolidated Health Sector Salary Structure (CONHESS).

“The Federal Government has also approved increases In pension of between 20% and 28% for pensioners on the Defined Benefits Scheme in respect to the above-mentioned six consolidated salary structures with effect from 1st January 2024”.

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