Least Civil Servant to Earn N46,000 As FG Approves Salary Increase

Habeeb Ibrahim 

The Federal Government has approved a salary increase for civil servants in Nigeria, with the lowest-paid workers now earning ₦46,000 per month, middle-level workers earning ₦89,000, and top-level workers earning ₦250,000.

The salary increase, which takes effect from January 1st, 2024, is expected to benefit over 1.4 million federal civil servants across various ministries, departments, and agencies. This move is aimed at alleviating the financial burdens of civil servants and enhancing their standard of living, in recognition of their contributions to the nation’s development.

The increase, ranging between 25% and 35%, will apply to personnel on six remaining Consolidated Salary Structures.

These salary structures include 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), according to a report by “Nairametrics”.

This approval comes after prior increments granted to workers in the Tertiary Education and Health Sectors. Employees in universities benefited from increases under the Consolidated University Academic Salary Structure (CONUASS) and Consolidated Tertiary Institutions Salary Structure (CONTISS). Similarly, staff in Polytechnics and Colleges of Education saw improvements through the Consolidated Polytechnics and Colleges of Education Academic Staff Salary Structure (CONPCASS) and Consolidated Tertiary Educational Institutions Salary Structure (CONTEDISS).

The health sector also experienced enhancements with the implementation of the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure (CONMESS) and Consolidated Health Sector Salary Structure (CONHESS). Emmanuel Njoku, the Head of Press at the National Salaries, Incomes, and Wages Commission (NSIWC), confirmed the commencement of these increases, effective from January 1st, 2024.

In addition, the Federal Government has extended its benevolence to pensioners by approving a hike in pensions by percentages ranging from 20% to 28%.

This adjustment applies to pensioners under the Defined Benefits Scheme within the aforementioned six consolidated salary structures, also taking effect from January 1st, 2024.

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