Between a minute changes of plans, the Federal Government will start payment of the planned rise in civil servants pay before the end of this month.
The president Muhammadu Buhari , is expected to give his final approval for paid out any moment from now.
If the proposal skip through, it means the increase will be out in two months to the June-date of the proposed for reduction of petrol Subsidy.
The officials of the Federal Government told the Punch exclusively that fresh pay increase, tagged a significant consequential allowance, would lead to 40% rise for current pay for the government workers.
Speaking with The Punch exclusively, the Director of press and relations, the minister of Labour and Employment, Olajide Oshundun, revealed that the Federal Government might start payment of the 40 percent pay increase by the end of April, adding that the three months overdue of January, February and March would be pay as overdue.
Olajide Oshundun has said he could confirm the proposal by the government committee ride with the task had been finally approved by the president Muhammadu Buhari.
He added, “significant consequential allowance salaries will be rise by 40 percent for civil servants from level 1 to level 17.
Actually, ” what we receive now was a called of combine into single units public service salary structure, it is the combination of stand and all allowances. The rise will be 40% for what public servant is receiving present now.
“Payment will start from the end of this month (April) and overdue of January, February and March will be paid later. The wages effective from January 2023. That is the proposal submitted by the committee set up to look into salary settlement for the civil servants, I didn’t believe if the president signed it yet”.
It was last month, the minister of labour and Employment, Chris Ngige reveal that the Federal Government had approved a pay increase for civil servants for the country.
The payment rise had been include for 2023 budget, nothing that will cause from January 1, 2023, he said.
Chris Ngige tells more of the pay raise as clue allowance for civil servants in view of the current economy actuality and which is to aid government workers to cushion the effects of the rising inflation, for rising cost of living, transportation fare, electricity tariffs and housing.
Early Nigeria’s headline inflation rate increase to 22.04% for year-on-year in March, it was the highest rate since September 2005.
According the National of Bureau of the statistics data, but the latest inflation rate is the third succession raise this year, increasing by 0.13% points when assessing to the February 2023 headline inflation rate.