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JUST IN: FG increases workers’ salaries by 25%

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the increment of salary for civil servants.

The salary increment ranges from 25 per cent to 35 per cent across the remaining six consolidated salary structures.

The increment affects the remaining six consolidated salary structures, namely, Consolidated Public Service Salary Structure (CONPSS), Consolidated Research and Allied Institutions Salary Structure (CONRAISS), Consolidated Police Salary Structure (CONPOSS), Consolidated Paramilitary Salary Structure (CONPASS), Consolidated Intelligence Community Salary Structure (CONICCS) and Consolidated Armed Forces Salary Structure (CONAFSS).

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 benefited through Consolidated Medical Salary Structure (CONMESS) and Consolidated Health Sector Salary Structure (CONHESS).

A statement signed by the Head of Press, National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC), Emmanuel Njoku, said the increases take effect from January 1, 2024.

According to the statement, the Federal Government also approved a pension increase between 20 per cent and 28 per cent for pensioners on the Defined Benefits Scheme for the above-mentioned six consolidated salary structures, with effect from January 1, 2024

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