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FG approves increase of salaries of tertiary institutions’ staff by 35 percent

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President Bola Tinubu

The Federal Government has approved the implementation of 35% and 23% of salary increments for Staff of All Federal Tertiary Institutions.

In addition, the FG will pay arrears from 1st January 2023.

The memo dated September 21, 2023, was directed to the Directors of Audit Heads of the Department.

The salary review affects academic and non-academic staff of federal Polytechnics and Colleges of Education. These are contained in memos signed by the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, and the Office of the Auditor-General for the federation.

The letter reads in part,

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Sources within the Ministry of Education confirmed that the decision of the minister to write the NSIWC might not be unconnected from visitations by some of the academic unions and intervention.

One of the letters tagged ‘RE: Implementation of the 35% and 23.5% salary increment for staff of tertiary institutions,’ reads,

Following this, the commission proceeded to issue a circular also dated September 14, 2023, and addressed to the Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila, Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Office of the Accountant General of the Federation among others informing them of the implementation of the newly reviewed salaries.

The circular reads,

Also, a letter from the Office of the Auditor General of the Federation dated September 21, 2023, which was made available on Friday in Abuja confirmed the increment.

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